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.

My Awards

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Intellectual Property Team of the Year: Pearce IP (2022)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year: Pearce IP (2021)

IAM Patent 1000

Firm: Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution (2022)
Firm: Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and recommended for prosecution (2021)

Managing IP Stars

Firm: Pearce IP ranked Tier 3 – prosecution (2022)

Women in Business Law Awards – APAC

Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards

5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm: Pearce IP (2021)

Lexology Legal Influencer

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Finalist - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2022"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Pearce IP bronze ranking for litigation and recommended for prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2021

"Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2022

"5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards 2021

"Pearce IP Ranked Tier 3 - Prosecution"

MIP IP Stars 2022

"Lexology Legal Influencer"

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

"Women in Business Law Awards - APAC"

Shortlisted: Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

OUR VISION

By 2027, be the premier life sciences IP practice in Australia.