Grace Walton, Associate in our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) team, and Mohamed Khairat, Associate in Projects & Development, joined our graduate program via two different paths. Grace began as a clerk and Mo joined as graduate. During their early days at Allens, they shared an office and co-founded a TMT 'zen zone'. In this episode, they share their experiences as junior lawyers and talk about the range of opportunities offered by the firm, from mentorship to secondments.
Allens' global alliance with Linklaters opens up a world of opportunities, matters and cultural exchanges. Beyond amazing secondment possibilities, the alliance gives our people the ability to work with world's best lawyers on the most complex multijurisdictional matters in the market.
Just ask Allens Partner Christopher Kerrigan and Senior Overseas Practitioner Francesca Bonner-Evans – two former lawyers from Linklaters who sat down with us to share their stories about working overseas and reveal how life at Allens compares. Specialising in corporate criminal investigations, they also provide insight into what a day in the life of a Disputes & Investigations lawyer is like.
We begin Season 3 of Allens Confidential with a bang, speaking to two lawyers in our TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) team.
Partner Valeska Bloch and Managing Associate Dave Rountree discuss how technology and innovation are continually shaping the nature of their work, and talk about the increasingly important role data management has to play. As Dave puts it, perhaps the team is best described as 'TMT with a silent D' (for data).
Hosts Geneva and Rose also find out what ultimately made Dave's clerkship application 'fly' above the rest, and it's not what you would expect…
In the final episode of Season 2, our hosts Geneva and Roseanna speak to Allens Managing Partner, Richard Spurio, and Partner and Head of Innovation, Anna Collyer. Reflecting on their time with the firm, they discuss how things have changed and how technology is helping shape the lawyer of the future. Listen in to find out how Allens is at the forefront of this change and driving continual innovation among its people.
There's no one path towards having a successful career in law. Lawyer Rhiannon Zanetic and Managing Associate Sikeli Ratu share their own personal journeys from university to law practice. From film production to escape rooms, the pair also give a glimpse of their interests outside of work.
Achieving and maintaining good mental health is important in all aspects of our lives, including at work. In this episode, Allens Chief People Officer Jane Lewis and Partner Vijay Cugati discuss how lawyers can look after their wellbeing and also explore the programs the firm has in place to help.
Back for a second season, Allens Confidential hosts Geneva and Roseanna speak to Partner Nicholas Ng and Managing Associate Nikki O'Leary, from our Brisbane office. Having both started at Allens as grads, Nick and Nikki look back over the years and share their own experiences at the firm.
How does flexibility work in a large corporate law firm? Geneva and Roseanna catch up with Elyse Adams (Managing Associate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications) and Mark Leersnyder (Associate, Projects & Development) to find out more about their experience of flexibility as new parents. They also discuss Elyse and Mark's international and client secondments.
In an interview with one of Allens' longest-serving Partners, Ian McGill (Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications) and one of its newest, Simun Soljo (Partner, Funds, Super & Wealth), Geneva and Roseanna explore the firm's culture and commitment to pro bono and community work.