Keypoint Law is delighted to announce that Lenny Leerdam has joined the firm as a Consulting Principal.
Lenny is one of Australia’s leading Public Law solicitors, whose expertise in government, administrative law and refugee law has been recognised by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers for the past 10 years.
Lenny was a partner at DLA Piper for 15 years until 2019, where he led their Government and Administrative Law team. He joins Keypoint Law from Mills Oakley, where he was a partner.
Lenny has extensive experience acting for many Commonwealth departments and agencies, including the Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Taxation Office, Services Australia, the Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, the Migration Agents Registration Authority and the National Disability Insurance Agency.
His work covers advisory and litigation. In many cases, Lenny undertakes the advocacy work in Tribunals and Courts in place of counsel from the private bar.
Lenny’s expertise in refugee and humanitarian law also underpins an extensive international pro bono practice. He has advised, and is an active member of, the Statelessness Network Asia Pacific and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.
Separate to his legal qualifications, Lenny has tertiary IT qualifications and experience in business process analysis. To this end, he has implemented technology-based solutions for clients in workflow processing and knowledge management.
Speaking about Lenny’s appointment, Keypoint CEO Warren Kalinko said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Lenny to the Keypoint team. Lenny strengthens our offering in the areas of Government and Administrative Law, as we seek to expand our work in these areas. In particular, Keypoint was appointed to the Commonwealth Government’s Whole of Government Legal Panel in 2019 in the areas of Public Law, Commercial Law and Secondments; and Lenny’s joining further strengthens our offering under that panel. We very much look forward to working with Lenny”.
Commenting on his appointment, Lenny said:
“I am truly excited to be joining Keypoint Law. Much has been written about the challenges facing the legal profession, but at its heart, this is all about an individual’s ability to flexibly service the needs of her or his client.”