Prominent lawyer, academic and author, Professor Pamela Hanrahan, today joins leading independent law firm, Johnson Winter Slattery. Dr Hanrahan will focus on corporate governance, collective investments regulation, and corporate disclosure and will enhance the firm’s strong corporate offering.
Dr Hanrahan holds a number of academic, board and committee appointments, including Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation at the University of New South Wales Business School, Deputy Chair of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and member of the National Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She is an important voice on corporate regulation and directors’ duties and author of the AICD’s new book, Directors’ Legal Responsibilities – A handbook for Australian boards.
Her senior regulatory experience includes as a Regional Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and as Registrar of Community Housing for New South Wales, and she has conducted or advised several key governmental inquiries and commissions into aspects of financial regulation.
Commenting on her appointment, JWS Managing Partner, Jeremy Davis, said, “We are delighted that a leading Australian corporate lawyer and academic is joining the firm.”
“The current legal and regulatory framework for executives and directors is complex and evolving at a fast pace. Pamela’s knowledge, insights and experience will add great value to our clients.”
Dr Hanrahan said she was pleased to join JWS and be able to draw on her depth of experience to assist clients in working through these challenges. Dr Hanrahan said, “Policy and legislative change, rapid innovation, and greater scrutiny of company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, create significant opportunities for clients, but understanding the emerging risks involved is crucial. I look forward to bringing a broader perspective to these issues and working with the team at JWS.”
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