Pearce and Crooks named as finalists for the 2022 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards (IP)

by | Jun 16, 2022

Congratulations to Executives Naomi Pearce and Katrina Crooks, each of who have been named as finalists for the Lawyers Weekly Partners of the Year Awards 2022 in the category of Intellectual Property.

The Partner of the Year Awards is the Australian legal industry’s premier event for recognising partners, or partner equivalent legal professionals, at the height of their careers.  Seven esteemed finalists were announced for the category of IP Partner of the Year, two of whom are Pearce IP Executives.  Pearce IP is the only boutique firm with “partners” shortlisted, and is the only firm with more than one leader shortlisted.

The team at Pearce IP is very proud of Naomi and Katrina, and acknowledge the esteemed company with whom they are shortlisted.

Pearce IP’s Special Counsel Dr Grant Shoebridge said:

“Pearce IP is setting the standard for the provision of legal/IP services in Australia.  The fact that two Pearce IP leaders are included in the shortlist of seven, is a fitting tribute to the impact Pearce IP has had in the legal services industry in less than 5 years. We are very proud of Naomi and Katrina, and wish them the best of luck at the awards ceremony on 28 July.


This further recognition of Pearce IP for its excellence underscores the quality of our offering and dedication to our clients and the industry. ”

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce

Executive Lawyer, Patent Attorney & Trade Mark Attorney

Naomi is recognised as one of Australia’s leading patent lawyers in virtually every notable legal guide and directory.  Naomi is also Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Partner of the Year (SME Law) for 2021, and the Founding Principal of Pearce IP, which was recognised as the IP Team of the Year in the Australian Law Awards in December 2021.

Underpinning Naomi’s legal work is a deep understanding of the pharma/biopharma industries, resulting from 25 years’ experience including as VP of IP in-house at global pharma giants, Partner of a top-tier international law firm, and as the founding Principal of Pearce IP.

Katrina Crooks

Katrina Crooks

Executive Lawyer and Patent Attorney

Recognised in a number of highly regarded ranking publications, including as a Leading Contentious IP Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2020 and 2021 (NSW), Katrina heads the Pearce IP litigation team. Pearce IP was recognised as the IP Team of the Year in the Australian Law Awards in December 2021.

Katrina draws on almost 24 years of practice, with a deep wealth of expertise and experience in all aspects of intellectual property and litigation, including many years at leading firms internationally, and previously as a Principal for 7 years at another leading Australian IP firm.

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