We are excited to announce that Erin Hawthorne has been promoted to partner. Although we have grown through lateral partner appointments over the past few years, Erin is the first promotion to partner from within the team since the Australian offices of Seyfarth Shaw opened in Australia.

“Erin has been a leader in our team since Seyfarth opened doors in Australia, and her promotion to partner recognises this”, said Australia Managing Partner, Darren Perry. “An experienced employment and industrial relations lawyer with in-house experience, Erin is known for her ability to provide clients with advice through a lens of practicality”.

As an experienced litigator, Erin is adept at using the opportunities presented by difficult employment and industrial relations issues to deliver commercial outcomes when representing employers. Erin has the game plan needed to protect or attack when litigation is unavoidable or advantageous.

As the first promotion from within the team at Seyfarth Shaw in Australia, Darren explained that “the team sees this as a milestone moment in the growth and development of our firm” marking the moment when “one of our talented lawyers has been promoted into Seyfarth’s partnership”.

“We recently celebrated our fifth anniversary in Australia. Since opening, our team has established itself as a market leading labour and employment and workplace health and safety practice. The promotion of Erin is part of our strategy to continue the growth of the practice and take it to the next level.”


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Seyfarth Shaw has announced the addition of corporate partner Raymond Wong in Hong Kong as the firm continues to scale its International Corporate and Commercial practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Seyfarth announced its launch in Hong Kong on February 27 through partner Julia Gorham, former head of DLA Piper’s Asia Employment Law practice and now part of Seyfarth’s market-leading International Employment practice.

“Working with many of the world’s leading companies, we are committed to addressing their growing cross-border transactional needs in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner.

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Seyfarth Shaw’s Sydney office is now located at:

Level 40,
Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

Due to Seyfarth Shaw’s rapid growth in Australia, we needed to find a new and larger space for our growing team. As part of our search, many buildings were considered but the option of a long-term lease, excellent connectivity and a flexible floor plate were behind the move to Governor Phillip Tower.

Seyfarth Shaw's Sydney reception.
Seyfarth Shaw’s Sydney office.

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