Joanne Grant


Erni Othman

Executive Assistant

Erni is a seasoned executive assistant with over 15 years’ of experience in legal administrative support, providing administrative support to Pearce IP lawyers and attorneys.

Prior to joining Pearce IP, Erni spent 6 years as a patent secretary supporting the electrical engineering and biochemistry team at leading IP firms.  She previously worked for more than 8 years as a litigation paralegal conducting research, preparing Court documents, and assisting with all administrative aspects of litigation.

Erni brings a wealth of knowledge of all things administration with over a decade of targeted legal experience. Erni is an organised and solutions focused team player with a friendly and personable demeanour.


Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)


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