Piper Alderman announces 27 new promotions


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce 27 new promotions across the firm, including four new partners, with effect from 1 July 2019.

Our four newly appointed partners located in our Sydney office include two female partners and increase the firm’s national partner numbers to 75 and female partnership to 25%.

Our New Partners

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Infrastructure & Projects – Sydney

Daniel joined Piper Alderman with Robert Riddell in 2017 as Special Counsel. Daniel has over 15 years’ experience providing legal services for developers, builders, trade contractors and owners of retail shopping centres, aged care, industrial and residential developments in relation to construction disputes across litigation, arbitration, security of payment legislation, expert determination and mediation processes.  Daniel is an active member of the Resolution Institute and Society of Construction Law Australia.

Angelina Kozary, Insolvency – Sydney

Angelina joined Piper Alderman in 2016 as a Senior Associate, working with insolvency partner, Thomas Russell.  Angelina’s expertise is in formal insolvency appointments, corporate restructurings, complex commercial litigation and insolvency risk advice. A focus of Angelina’s practice is working for liquidators, voluntary administrators, receivers, bankruptcy trustees and secured creditors as well as corporate clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.  Angelina is a professional member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and is currently participating in the NSW Law Society Young Lawyers mentoring program as a mentor.  In 2018, Angelina was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Rising Star’ for Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency in Australia.

Chris Lyons, Corporate – Sydney

Chris joined Piper Alderman in 2012.  Chris provides legal advice across a broad range of areas including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, shareholder arrangements, commercial and regulatory matters with a specialisation in casino regulation and gaming law.  Chris has worked on a number of landmark deals for the firm including: advising the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority on the licensing arrangements for the Barangaroo casino; advising the security trustee in the Boart Longyear debtor’s scheme of arrangement, and advising Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. regarding its recent $115m takeover of ASX listed Highlands Pacific Limited by scheme of arrangement.

McKenzie Moore, Dispute Resolution and Litigation – Sydney

McKenzie joined Piper Alderman in 2012 as an associate and moved to a Special Counsel role in 2018.  McKenzie has expertise in complex commercial litigation and has acted in numerous multi-million dollar disputes including funded actions under Australian Corporations and Securities legislation.  McKenzie also works in the Energy and Resource area and has gained specialist expertise from her involvement in disputes concerning transactions in the mining, petroleum and energy sector.  Having previously worked in China and South East Asia, McKenzie draws upon her international commercial experience to assist in the provision of commercial and corporate advice to both the firm’s national and international clients.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented:

“Piper Alderman is continuously looking for opportunities to develop and promote our internal talent. Our promotions and appointments reflect the firm’s growth strategy and a healthy balance between external lateral recruitment and the ‘home grown’ development of our entry level lawyers through our clerk and graduate programs. With a diversity of talent and a commitment to collaboration, the firm will continue to provide growth and career development pathways which, in the context of a challenged and ever changing legal services market, is a significant point of difference for people in or considering joining our firm.”

“We would like to congratulate all 27 lawyers on their recent promotions and thank them for their ongoing and significant contribution to the firm.”

The complete list of promotions with effect from 1 July 2019 is:


Daniel Fitzpatrick Sydney Infrastructure and Projects
Angelina Kozary Sydney Insolvency
Chris Lyons Sydney Corporate
McKenzie Moore Sydney Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Special Counsel

Lachlan Lamont Brisbane Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Senior Associate

Rhianne Caruso Adelaide Real Estate
Daniel Harris Adelaide Commercial
Kieren Shattock Adelaide Corporate
Kelly Fraser Brisbane Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Philip Chow Melbourne Commercial
Michelle Cox Melbourne Employment (as of 1 January 2019)
Elyn Lucas Melbourne Insolvency
Lydia O’Keeffe Sydney Insolvency



Liam Higgins Adelaide Corporate
Lauren Abbott Brisbane Real Estate
Denise Burloff Brisbane Infrastructure and Projects
Mahla Andrade Melbourne Corporate
Jessica Casey Melbourne Insolvency
Jeremy Chan Melbourne Infrastructure and Projects
John Evans Melbourne Employment Relations
Stephen Kyrou Melbourne Insolvency
Jack Laidler Melbourne Corporate
Jayde Lysy Melbourne Corporate
Laura Burton Sydney Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Alexander Jullienne Sydney Infrastructure and Projects
Natalie Miller Sydney Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Hannah Veldre Sydney Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Louisa Xu Sydney Corporate

In the last six months, Piper Alderman has welcomed six new lateral partners including Andrea Beatty, Martin del Gallego, Margot King, Warren Denny, Judd Last and Kathryn Walker.