Meet some LODs

We pour time and effort into handpicking our team of over 600 lawyers and consultants – we’ve interviewed over ten times that number.  They aren’t just technically brilliant, they also have to be able to work autonomously and be commercially savvy.

It’s hard to pin down, but they also need to have a bit of what we call the ‘LOD magic’. Get to know some of them here.

Brendan Kilpatrick

LOD Lawyer / Perth

A senior commercial lawyer with broad expertise, have working in industries such as energy, mining and infrastructure.

Expertise

Brendan has expertise in drafting and advising on large commercial agreements, major projects and property development.

PQE

10 years

Before LOD

Great Southern and Clark Whyte Lawyers.

Kerry Harding

LOD lawyer / Brisbane

An experienced senior commercial lawyer with expertise across corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance matters and a strong and ranging background across a variety of sectors.

Expertise

Kerry is experienced in a broad range of commercial, regulatory and compliance matters, across a wide range of sectors.

PQE

22 years

Before LOD

Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works; Queensland Rail; Blake Dawson (Ashurst); Telstra Corporation Limited; Mallesons Stephen Jaques (King & Wood Mallesons); Phillips Fox (DLA Piper)

David Di-Francesco

LOD Lawyer / Sydney

An experienced commercial lawyer having worked as in-house counsel with leading corporates in Sydney and London, and previously in private practice.

Expertise

David is experienced in corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisition transactions, funds management, insurance matters, compliance and governance.

PQE

15+ years

Before LOD

Van Eyk Research, Sydney; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney; Henderson Group Plc, London; AMP, London and Sydney.

Sameera Khan

LOD Lawyer / London

A commercial lawyer and global backpacker who’s found that working in a different way has reignited her career motivation and satisfaction.

Expertise

A talented commercial lawyer with wide-ranging experience from Coutts &Co. to Superdrug and American Express.

PQE

8 years

Before LOD

Trainee at BLP, Sole legal advisor at Armajaro Holdings

Jon Esson

LOD Lawyer / London

Jon Esson is a senior commercial lawyer. Working through LOD has given him exposure to a broad range of clients and industries, as well as affording him the time to develop a new business and enjoy regular downtime with his family.

Expertise

A great commercial, technology and telecoms lawyer, with broad ranging in-house experience.

PQE

14 years

Before LOD

Pinsent Masons, DaimlerChrysler UK, Fennemores, Oury Clark

Judy Chen

LOD Consultant / Hong Kong

A broad general banking lawyer who is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Expertise

Judy is well practised in banking and financial services, corporate and commercial, and regulatory compliance.

PQE

7+ years

Before LOD

Chapman and Cutler LLP, CME Group Inc., Deloitte LLP

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