DLA Piper appoints new litigation partner

Alicia Murray will bring the firm’s female share of the partnership up to 41%.
Alicia Murray

DLA Piper New Zealand has appointed Alicia Murray as a partner. With Murray’s promotion, 41% of partners at the firm will be female.

Murray is president of the Auckland Women Lawyers' Association and a strong advocate for gender equality.

Her appointment comes 100 years since Lyra Taylor became the first female partner of a law firm in New Zealand in DLA Piper's Wellington office.

 DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

As a global law firm, every new partner goes through a rigorous partnership process. Murray is the latest New Zealand partner to have successfully completed each global path to partnership course and interview with the firm's global leaders.

Murray cites the recent liquidation of CBL Insurance as one of her big recent matters. DLA Piper acts for the liquidators in the largest insolvency that New Zealand has seen for some time. She has also been advising clients on a number of Commerce Commission investigations across both competition law and consumer credit issues. 

Alicia is a commercial litigator with more than 15 years’ experience in large-scale commercial disputes: regulatory, investigations, restructuring, insolvency and general commercial (including construction disputes).   She co-leads DLA Piper’s New Zealand insolvency and restructuring team.

DLA Piper has also promoted Julia MacGibbon, Kate Rogers and Sophie Hudson to senior associates in the firm. In Sook Scorgie and Natalie Manning become senior solicitors.

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