Griffith Hack takes back partner

The senior lawyer is a past president of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand

Griffith Hack takes back partner

Griffith Hack is welcoming back Andrew Goatcher.

The senior lawyer will be commencing as a principal in the firm’s law and trademarks group on 2 July. He returns from commercial law firm Cornwall Stodart, where he moved as a partner in 2015.

“We’re looking forward to Andrew rejoining Griffith Hack and helping clients to protect and leverage their IP,” said David Madigan, Griffith Hack executive general manager.

Highly respected in the IP space, Goatcher has extensive experience in patents, trademarks, copyright, plant breeders’ rights, and confidential information. His practice covers a range of sectors, including mining, manufacturing, agriculture, fashion, automotive, foods, and electronics.

Goatcher, who joins the firm’s Melbourne office, is the immediate past president of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

He began his career as associate in the Federal Court of Australia, first to Justice CA Sweeney CBE KCSG and then to Chief Justice MEJ Black AC. He was also a solicitor at Clayton Utz and a special counsel at Allens Arthur Robinson.

Andrew Goatcher

Free newsletter

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter service and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest breaking news, cutting edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both your business and the industry as whole.

Please enter your email address below and click on Sign Up for daily newsletters from Australasian Lawyer.

Recent articles & video

Dentons notches US$3bn win for PNG

$270m tower purchase completed with help from Colin Biggers & Paisley

Keypoint Law gains senior commercial lawyer

Top-tier firms act on transactions to fight coronavirus outbreak

International law firm now available “without the lawyers”…

75% of K&L Gates’ new Australian partners are women who work part-time

Most Read Articles

Growth surge: Holding Redlich adds eight in Brisbane, including three special counsel

DWF lures two principals in Melbourne

In-house lawyers feel most vulnerable in these areas

75% of K&L Gates’ new Australian partners are women who work part-time