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Joseph Catanzariti

Joseph Catanzariti


Adjunct Associate Professor
Partner and Head of Workplace Relations and Employment Law, National HR Partner
Clayton Utz


Joe Catanzariti is the lead Partner for the National Clayton Utz Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Practice Group as well as the National HR Partner for the firm. He is one of Australia's foremost experts in the field.

Joe is a trusted adviser to many of Australia's government departments, advising on all aspects of employment law and workplace relations, including developing employment relations strategies, industrial disputes, conciliation and arbitration before State, Territory and Federal Courts, work health and safety, employee fraud, discrimination, corporate governance, due diligence and senior executive remuneration and terminations.

His depth of experience in advising private sector and government departments has afforded him unique insight into the design and development of long term employment relations and risk management strategies. As one of Australia's most accomplished workplace relations lawyers, his counsel is frequently sought on major investigations and his judgment on the conduct of significant matters is highly regarded.

Joe is the President Elect of the Law Council of Australia; a Past President of the NSW Law Society; Former Secretary/Treasurer of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association from 1997 to 2011 and Chair of the Workplace Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Joe was voted Leading lawyer in PLC Which Lawyer (2010/2011) and APL 500 (2009 - 2011). He was also voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers (2008 to 2012) in Labour and Employment and was a recommended labour and employment lawyer in the Who's Who Legal (2011).