Piper Alderman announces new senior leadership appointments and promotions


Tim O’Callaghan, partner in Piper Alderman’s national Intellectual Property team has been named Deputy Managing Partner to support Tony Britten-Jones, Managing Partner to grow the business and attract new talent to the firm.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented

“I am delighted to announce Tim’s appointment as Deputy Managing Partner which is richly deserved and recognised as such by clients and colleagues. We are committed to providing top quality services to our clients and Tim has made a significant and valued contribution to the management of the business”.

In addition to the newly created roles of Deputy Managing Partners, Piper Alderman is pleased to announce additional senior appointments.  These include:

  • Tim Clark – Head of Melbourne Office and Intellectual Property Partner
  • Tim Lange – National Head of Employment Relations
  • Simon Morris – National Head of Dispute Resolution

Piper Alderman is also delighted to announce a number of senior promotions across a number of the firm’s core legal areas.  Newly promoted Special Counsel include Maria Capati (Corporate), Valerie Blacker, Lillian Rizio, and Mark Askin (Real Estate).

Since 1 October 2015, Piper Alderman has appointed 10 new Partners, 7 new Special Counsel and 6 new Senior Associates.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones, said

“These promotions reflect the maturing and development of Piper Alderman across its offices. The promotion of our lawyers is a direct result of their technical excellence, superior client service as well as strong team and personal performance”.

“The number of senior appointments we have made over the course of the year reflects the areas where we believe real opportunities lie. These opportunities are driving our growth and development”.