Sparke Helmore lures Clayton Utz insurance specialist

Claire Gomo joins Sparke Helmore's commercial insurance team in Melbourne

Sparke Helmore lures Clayton Utz insurance specialist
Claire Gomo

Sparke Helmore has expanded its senior ranks with the appointment of former Clayton Utz senior associate Claire Gomo.

Gomo joins Sparke Helmore’s commercial insurance team in Melbourne as a special counsel. She is a highly regarded insurance specialist with extensive experience across all lines of insurance, including directors’ and officers’ liability, professional indemnity, crime liability, cyber liability, management liability, employment practices liability, and industrial special risks.

She also has experience drafting clauses for insurance contracts and advising on policy coverage and wordings. In addition, she proactively manages all aspects of insurance litigation involving coverage, liability and quantum issues, lay and expert evidence, discovery and document management, and consideration of strategic matters. 

Throughout her practice, she has worked closely with Lloyd’s syndicates, Australian insurers, claims managers, brokers and claimants.

During her nine-year stint with Clayton Utz, Gomo conducted efficacy reviews of policyholders’ insurance programs, drafted suggested changes to insurance contracts upon renewal, and advised on insurance requirements of various infrastructure projects.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Claire’s calibre join our Melbourne team,” said Patrick Mcgrath, commercial insurance partner at Sparke Helmore. “She is an outstanding insurance lawyer and will raise the bar on the service we provide to our local clients, as well as add depth to our national team.”

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