Senior Associate - Intellectual Property & Commercial Litigation (5+ years%27 PQE)


The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to work in our Intellectual Property & Technology practice in Sydney on a full-time basis.

You will work in a team led by Tim Webb in undertaking both commercial and intellectual property litigation, primarily in the Supreme Court of NSW and Federal Court. You will also provide advice to clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

You'll be joining a team that is progressive, non-hierarchical and collegiate, with a culture of high performance, a strong growth strategy and a determination to be the market leaders in IP litigation matters across a range of industries, including telecommunications, media and technology. This role will see you working with some of our largest clients.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • 5+ years' PQE in a first-tier Australian (or overseas, English common law jurisdiction) legal firm

  • Extensive commercial litigation experience (IP specialisation is desirable but not necessary)

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate with impact to both internal and external clients and staff

  • A commercially pragmatic mindset and a proactive working style
  • A relatable disposition, and a client service focus
  • An aptitude for finding creative and unconventional solutions to complex problems

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on providing an outstanding service to their clients.

The Intellectual Property and Technology team

Our Intellectual Property and Technology team is one of Australia's largest and most experienced specialist groups and works at the forefront of rapid regulatory and technological change.

Our Australian and international clients include fast moving goods companies, government agencies, telcos, television and radio networks, content providers, private equity firms, banks (international and local), pharmaceutical companies, sporting bodies, online service providers, new media companies, print and digital publishers, and IT software and equipment suppliers and their users.

For further information, please visit our Telecommunications, Media and Technology showcase page on LinkedIn.

The firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted.

How to apply

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Jordan Tu on 02 9353 4699 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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