Media Centre - Henry Davis York

HDY appoints government sector expert to Partner

9 December 2014

Henry Davis York (HDY) has strengthened its leadership within, appointing government expert Michael Sullivan to the HDY partnership, effective January 1 2015.
Michael is a trusted adviser to many of the firm's government clients, having worked on very sensitive government matters in relation to prosecutions, investigations, statutory inquiries and enforcement. Michael has been and will continue to be instrumental in contributing to the growth of the firm's government sector practice.
According to HDY's Managing Partner Michael Greene, "Michael's appointment is an important strategic investment in the growth of our government sector practice. His experience in working on some of New South Wales' most prominent and highly sensitive matters has earned him a well-respected reputation in the market."
Sullivan's appointment represents another deliberate and strategic move by the firm in recent times to further bolster its partnership in its areas of focus and strength.
HDY has now appointed seven new partners over the last year, three lateral hires and four internal promotions. These appointments are in key strategic areas for the firm, including infrastructure and major projects, government, financial services corporate advisory and restructuring & insolvency.
According to HDY's Managing Partner Michael Greene, "Over the last few years our firm has undergone significant transformation, as the firm has evolved in response to market conditions and in pursuit of new opportunities. The partner departures and new appointments are reflective of this period of change. Our seven new partners have strengthened our capability in areas where we see real opportunity for our firm to further help our clients - both existing and new."
Former Ashurst partners Graham Read and Kevin Arkwright joined the firm earlier in the year, with their market-leading reputations in construction, large infrastructure projects and PPPs - a key plank in the firm's government strategy. Internationally recognised restructuring lawyer Cameron Cheetham from Kirkland & Ellis in New York, will join the firm in January.
Strengthening the leadership from within, Mark Schneider, Jon Ireland and Katie Higgins were appointed to the HDY partnership in January, February and June 2014 respectively.
HDY currently has a total partnership of 46, supported by more than 350 staff.


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Glenn Taylor
Head of Communications
Henry Davis York
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