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Senior Lawyer, Information Technology

Clayton Utz

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/08/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Commercial

Job description:
Our Intellectual Property & Technology is currently looking for a Senior Lawyer / Senior Associate to join the busy team. The role is focussed on commercial transactions involving technology for government and large corporates in Queensland.
This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career, and be mentored by experienced, well known Partners looking to grow their practice.  It also provides opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of complementary areas.
The Intellectual Property & Technology (IP&T) Practice Group
Our National IP&T 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 internationally based clients include government agencies, regulators, major telcos, television and radio networks, content providers, private equity firms, banks (international and local), sporting bodies, film production companies, online service providers, new media companies, media personalities and their agents, 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 role
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lawyer / Senior Associate (3-7 years) to work with Simon Newcomb and Cameron Gascoyne in our national IP&T team, located in Brisbane, on a full time basis.
The role is working at the forefront of technology procurement and outsourcing deals and is focussed on Government clients and also the firm’s corporate client base. The candidate will have Australian legal experience in commercial contracts at a leading private practice.  Experience in technology contracts is preferred but not essential.
Skills & Experience
This is an outstanding opportunity for a commercial lawyer looking to step into a leading top tier IP/IT focused practice.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • 3-7 years professional experience in commercial contracts at a leading private practice
  • An interest in and willingness to learn about technology.
Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz is Australia's leading commercial and pro bono law firm, with 174 partners and over 1,300 employees across six offices. We have a reputation for standing out - and for being outstanding - with confident, innovative and incisive legal advice, and an unshakeable sense of what's possible for our clients and our people.
In 2016, we have been recognised for a number of awards including:
  • Australian Large Law Firm of the Year at the 2016 Australasian Law Awards,
  • National Firm of the Year for Australia at the 2016 IFLR Asia Awards,
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
  • Most Improved Achievement Award" at the 2016 Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Awards.
These awards recognise the firm's excellent client service, leading expertise across practice areas and experience in acting on large complex and urgent transactions and disputes as well as our professional excellence, pro bono commitment and broader community involvement.
Why Clayton Utz?
As a leading law firm with global connections to the world's leading independent law firms, Clayton Utz offers exciting opportunities.
In our legal team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to major projects and cutting-edge legal matters across all industries, while working with some of the biggest clients and the sharpest minds in the legal profession. The Partners in this group are consistently ranked among Australia's and the world's leading energy and resources lawyers.
We value the unique skills, insights and experience you will bring, and offer in return an open, friendly and supportive environment - one where you will feel emboldened to build an exceptional career and excel in your chosen profession.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Mona Rangar on 02 9353 5572 for more information.
For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn here