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.”

For more information contact Tim Griffin on +61 3 9631 0710 | +61 417 144 440 | tgriffin@seyfarth.com.

About Erin Hawthorne

Erin Hawthorne is a Partner in the International Employment Law practice of Seyfarth Shaw in Australia. Formerly an in-house counsel, she draws on this experience assisting clients to find the best legal strategy for their business through a lens of practicality.

With an extensive employment law practice, Erin focuses on helping clients to either avoid litigation or engage in litigation to achieve the best advantage. She has extensive experience managing employment investigations and assisting clients respond to regulator compliance investigations. Erin works with clients across a range of industries, including responding to single employee or union claims as well as day-to-day employment queries.

Erin often provides commentary around changes in the employment and industrial relations landscape at industry conferences and is quoted in go-to industry publications. https://www.seyfarth.com/ErinHawthorne

About Seyfarth Shaw

Seyfarth Shaw is a global leader in labour and employment law with over 850 lawyers in offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognised leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit www.seyfarth.com | www.workplacelawandstrategy.com.au

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