Piper Alderman promotes 27

The promotion round includes four partners and a special counsel

Piper Alderman promotes 27

Piper Alderman has promoted 27 lawyers to senior positions, including four partners and a special counsel.

The four new partners are all based in the firm’s Sydney office. They include two female lawyers and increase the firm’s partnership to 75 – a fourth of whom are female.

The firm’s new partners are Daniel Fitzpatrick, Angelina Kozary, Chris Lyons, and McKenzie Moore.

Fitzpatrick has 15 years’ experience advising developers, builders, trade contractors and owners of retail shopping centres, aged-care facilities, and industrial and residential developments in construction disputes, including in litigation, arbitration, security of payment legislation, expert determination, and mediation. He joined the firm as special counsel in 2017 from Robert Riddell.

Kozary is known for her work in formal insolvency appointments, corpora corporate restructurings, complex commercial litigation, and insolvency risk advice. She has a focus on working for liquidators, voluntary administrators, receivers, bankruptcy trustees and secured creditors as well as corporate clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She joined the firm as senior associate in 2016, working with insolvency partner, Thomas Russell.

Chris Lyons, who joined the firm in 2012, is a corporate law expert with extensive experience in a wide range of areas that include M&A, capital markets, shareholder arrangements, commercial, and regulatory matters. He is a specialist in casino regulation and gaming law.

Moore, who also joined Piper Alderman in 2012, is an expert in complex commercial litigation who has acted in several major disputes, including funded actions under Australian Corporations and Securities legislation. She worked in the energy and resource areas, the firm said, acquiring specialist expertise from her involvement in disputes related to mining, petroleum, and energy sector matters.

Chris Lyons, Angelina Kozary, McKenzie Moore, and Daniel Fitzpatrick

“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,” said Tony Britten-Jones, Piper Alderman managing partner.

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

The promotions, which take effect on 1 July, follow the firm’s six lateral partner appointments in the last six months.

The firm’s newly promoted lawyers are:



  • Daniel Fitzpatrick (Infrastructure and projects)
  • Angelina Kozary (Insolvency)
  • Chris Lyons (Corporate)
  • McKenzie Moore (Dispute resolution and litigation)



  • Lachlan Lamont (Dispute resolution and litigation)



  • Rhianne Caruso (Real estate)
  • Daniel Harris (Commercial)
  • Kieren Shattock (Corporate)


  • Kelly Fraser (Dispute resolution and litigation)


  • Philip Chow (Commercial)
  • Michelle Cox (Employment) (as of 1 January 2019)
  • Elyn Lucas (Insolvency)


  • Lydia O’Keeffe (Insolvency)



  • Liam Higgins (Corporate)


  • Lauren Abbott (Real estate)
  • Denise Burloff (Infrastructure and projects)


  • Mahla Andrade (Corporate)
  • Jessica Casey (Insolvency)
  • Jeremy Chan (Infrastructure and projects)
  • John Evans (Employment relations)
  • Stephen Kyrou (Insolvency)
  • Jack Laidler (Corporate)
  • Jayde Lysy (Corporate)


  • Laura Burton (Dispute resolution and litigation)
  • Alexander Jullienne (Infrastructure and projects)
  • Natalie Miller (Dispute resolution and litigation)
  • Hannah Veldre (Dispute resolution and litigation)
  • Louisa Xu (Corporate)

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