Joanna has a varied public and regulatory practice, including constitutional law, administrative law, environment and planning law, competition law and inquests and inquiries. She regularly appears in matters involving complex issues of statutory construction. She is often briefed in appellate proceedings and appears both led and unled for and against Commonwealth and State government agencies in federal and State courts, tribunals and inquiries, including as Counsel Assisting.
Joanna was called to the Bar in 2012 and served two years as Counsel Assisting the NSW Solicitor General and Crown Advocate. Prior to that Joanna worked as a Senior Solicitor in the Administrative Law group at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office and spent several years in commercial litigation practice at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and Mallesons Stephen Jacques in Sydney. She was Tipstaff and Research Director to former Chief Justice of NSW JJ Spigelman AC.
Joanna is a member of the board of Anti-Discrimination NSW and of the NSW Bar Association’s Inquests and Inquiries Committee. She is a Centre Fellow of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW. Joanna has an LLM from Harvard Law School, which she attended on a Menzies Scholarship.