Technology, Digital and IP - Senior Associate



Location: Brisbane 


Contract Type: Permanent, Full time or Part time


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


The Intellectual Property and Technology, Digital and Data team


MinterEllison is currently offering an opportunity for a Senior Associate to work as part of our Intellectual Property and Technology, Digital and Data team in Brisbane on a full time or part time basis. This role will have a primary focus working on front end deals involving technology and IP transactions, commercialisation, collaboration and innovation for both public and private sector clients.


The role


Working with a national group of specialised IP and Technology lawyers and partners you will assist clients in achieving their policy and business objectives. Your role will be varied and challenging, covering regulatory and commercial advice, and ranging from the drafting of complex contracts to advising on the application of and compliance with Australia's intellectual property, data, franchising, information security and security of critical infrastructure laws. This is an ideal opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting and intellectually stimulating matters, and to work alongside our technology and risk consultants.


As a lawyer in this team you will be working with both government and corporate clients. These clients trust MinterEllison with their biggest and most complex matters. You will be part of a team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices, as well as working with individuals who are recognised as leaders in their fields.


What you need


To be successful in this role you will have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a desire to learn quickly and a commitment to ongoing professional development. You will be passionate about intellectual property law, technology law and emerging data and AI regulation and committed to delivering innovative solutions.

We welcome applications from candidates with:

  • Minimum of 4 years' post admission
  • Australia, UK or NZ qualified
  • Strong experience in commercial and regulatory work (including contract drafting and regulatory advice)
  • Experience in and long term interest to work on front-end intellectual property and technology, digital and data related matters
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice under pressure
  • A strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts
  • Strong communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • An interest in and willingness to contribute to business development initiatives including presentations, client training and publications
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own, and
  • Pride in your work and who you work for


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Brisbane, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent