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Joanne Grant

Jana Tankard

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Master’s Degree, Education 

Jana is a professional executive assistant with over 10 years’ experience in administrative support roles. She commenced her career as a Primary School Teacher, transferring to administration in 2012.

Prior to joining Pearce IP as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Jana worked at QBE Insurance where she supported General Managers responsible for Risk Business Support, Government Relations & Industry Affairs. Jana brings a wealth of knowledge to Pearce IP in areas including managing the CEO’s office, business event management, and an innate ability to liaise with clients and staff at all levels.

With a strong attention to detail, sound organisational and communication skills, and an appetite for new challenges, Jana is an approachable, solutions focused team player, committed to assisting our team with all administrative aspects of a professional law firm.

 

My Awards

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year:  Pearce IP (2022
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)

Legal 500

Ranked as a market leading Intellectual Property firm (2023)

"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 ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2022

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

IAM Patent 1000 2021

"5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards 2021

"Pearce IP Ranked Tier 3 - Prosecution"

MIP IP Stars 2022

"Women in Business Law Awards - APAC"

Shortlisted: Australian Firm of the Year (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)

The Legal 500, 2023, Intellectual Property, Australia

The Pearce IP team has an in depth understanding of the science and the pharmaceutical regulatory industry driving many of their client’s businesses.  They are passionate about achieving their client’s commercial objectives – and they are extremely hard-working and dedicated lawyers.

OUR VISION

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