Geoff Hoffman
President | Geoff Hoffman
Clayton Utz

Geoff Hoffman is a partner at Clayton Utz in the Corporate Advisory / M&A group based in Sydney.

Geoff has over 12 years' experience advising clients on corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity fund raising, joint ventures, general corporate advice and ASX rules compliance. He has wide experience in transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Bridget Edghill
Vice-President | Bridget Edghill
Bird & Bird

Bridget is a Senior Lawyer at Bird & Bird in the Corporate, Communications and Technology group. Bridget provides advice to clients  in the e-commerce, telecommunications, media and IT industries, and to corporate customers acquiring such services. Bridget has particular expertise in assisting clients with transactions including mergers acquisitions, sales and joint ventures and distribution, licensing, software development and sponsorship agreements.

Caroline Lovell
Vice-President | Caroline Lovell
NBN Co

Head of Regulatory Affairs and Industry Analysis, NBN Co

Caroline Lovell is responsible for NBN Co’s engagement with communications industry regulators on the formulation and implementation of the regulatory regime applying to NBN Co; the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Media and Communications Authority and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman; and for engagement with NBN Co’s customers and other stakeholders on communications regulatory matters. 


 

 
 

Martyn Taylor
Treasurer & Public Officer | Martyn Taylor
Norton Rose Fulbright

Martyn is a Partner in the Sydney office of Norton Rose Fulbright.  He heads the telecoms group in the Asia-Pacific.  His practice covers transactional, contentious and advisory.  During 2016, he was awarded Australian Law Firm Partner of the Year for both the ‘Commercial’ and the ‘Telecoms, Media & Technology’ categories.  He was a finalist for ‘Australian Deal Maker of the Year’ in both 2015 and 2016.

 

 

Page Henty
Secretary | Page Henty
RACAT Group

Page is a corporate / commercial lawyer with more than 20 years in-house and law firm experience in and around the electronic media industry. She has worked in Australia, Asia and the United States for some of the world’s biggest media organizations, including News Corporation, Fox and Liberty Global.  Page is currently General Counsel of the RACAT Group of companies, a ‘super indy’ production and pay television company with operations in Australasia, Asia and the Americas.

Gillian Clyde
Gillian Clyde
Beyond International

Gillian Clyde is an experienced film, television, broadcast, media and entertainment lawyer and senior manager, with extensive experience in copyright, contract, media and communications law. Gillian is currently Legal and Business Affairs Executive with Beyond International and was previously Corporate Counsel at Screenrights, the collection society which licenses broadcast television for educational use and retransmission. Gillian has also held senior management and legal positions at the UK Film Council and The Walt Disney Company in London.

Sophie Dawson
Sophie Dawson
Ashurst

Sophie is a partner in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice at Ashurst. She has 20 years' experience in advising on communications and telecommunications law issues.  She regularly advises on privacy and publication law issues, including defamation law, and on media laws more generally.  She has also acted for media and technology clients in a wide variety of media and technology related disputes including the Gutnick internet choice of law case, the Samsung patent case and an ICC international telecommunications arbitration as well as confidentiality, defamation and privacy disputes and investigations.

Jennifer Dean
Jennifer Dean
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Jennifer Dean is a Special Counsel at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.  She is a competition and regulatory lawyer with more than 10 years experience advising on matters relating to telecommunications, media and technology.  During her career, Jennifer has worked in both government and private practice and specialises in sector-specific regulation, access to major infrastructure, competition and consumer law and media ownership.

Rebecca Dunn
Rebecca Dunn
Gilbert + Tobin

Rebecca is a Special Counsel in Gilbert + Tobin’s Intellectual Property group and is an experienced intellectual property litigator who has worked on some of the leading copyright cases in Australia. In addition to copyright, her focus is on trade mark litigation and Part V trade practices litigation.  She has worked on a variety of enforcement matters for both national and international clients including the film and music industries. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications Studies) from the University of Newcastle. Rebecca was admitted as a solicitor in 2005 and is a member of the Copyright Society of Australia and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia & NZ.

 

Ryan Grant
Ryan Grant
Baker McKenzie

Ryan is a Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie in the contentious side of the Media & Content Group in Sydney. Ryan’s focus is on the burgeoning effect of technology on the media industry in the context of disputes. Ryan has acted for national and international media and technology companies in relation to disputes in the areas of copyright, defamation, including online defamation, misleading or deceptive conduct and general commercial disputes for media or technology companies.  Ryan also provides pre-publication advice for online and traditional media. Prior to being a lawyer, Ryan completed a bachelor of IT and worked as a software developer.

Alexandra Morrissey
Alexandra Morrissey
ABC

Alex is a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Alex’s focus is on contractual and advisory work including in relation to content licensing, production, acquisition and distribution, technology, new media, copyright and trade marks. Alex also provides pre-publication advice for journalists across all ABC platforms around Australia including for TV, radio and online. Prior to joining the ABC, Alex worked at Baker & McKenzie and Fox Sports.  In addition to her legal work Alex is interested in mindfulness training for lawyers and recently attended a teaching practicum course for mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.

Larina Mullins
Larina Mullins
News Corp Australia

Larina is Senior Litigation Counsel at News Corp Australia, providing pre-publication advice for news.com.au and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Courier Mail.  She also acts in defamation litigation and suppression order applications.  Larina has over 15 years’ experience in media and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining News Corp, she worked at the BBC and Schillings in London, practising in defamation, privacy super-injunctions, phone-hacking civil claims, and film and music copyright including anti-piracy litigation.

 

Debra Richards
Debra Richards
Ausfilm

Debra Richards has over 25 years communications & media industry experience. Debra was appointed CEO of Ausfilm in January 2011 and previous to that was the CEO of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA), the industry association for subscription television. She also spent over 13 years with the broadcasting regulator being the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

Gulley Shimeld
Gulley Shimeld
Henry Davis York

Gulley is a Special Counsel and member of the Communications, Technology and Intellectual Property team at Henry Davis York. Prior to joining Henry Davis York in February 2012 he practised for 6 years at Hogan Lovells in London. Gulley also has experience as an in-house lawyer, having worked as a production lawyer at Beyond Productions and completing a five month secondment as global senior counsel at SABMiller's procurement hub in Switzerland.

Victoria Wark
Victoria Wark
CAMLA Board member & Communications Law Bulletin Editor

Victoria is currently a member of the Conference Organising Committee for the 2017 Australia New Zealand Sports Law Conference in October 2017. Victoria has co-edited the CAMLA Communications Law Bulletin for over 5 years and is currently looking after her son Edward full time.  Prior to this Victoria was contracted as Legal Counsel for Fox Sports and was the Senior Legal Counsel at LOC for the Asian Cup. Before moving in house, Victoria was a Senior Associate in the technology, media and telecommunications team at Allens in Melbourne and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Sports Law Committee.

Eli Fisher
Eli Fisher
Communications Law Bulletin Editor

Eli Fisher is a lawyer at Banki Haddock Fiora. Eli’s focus is primarily on copyright, media and privacy law. He regularly advises collecting societies, news organisations, publishers and broadcasters. Eli has authored numerous articles in a range of publications, and is currently completing an LLM at the University of New South Wales, specialising in Media & Technology Law, and Innovation Law. Eli is a member of the Copyright Society of Australia Management Committee and the CAMLA Young Lawyers Committee. In 2010, Eli was awarded the Centre for Media and Communications Law Medal.