Australian firm Minter Ellison scoops up US IP expert

September 1, 2011 Australian firm Minter Ellison has appointed David Morfesi as a special counsel in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Morfesi is an intellectual property and international trade specialist, and joins the firm from a role as a senior intellectual property advisor and trade negotiator for the US government.

Morfesi negotiated the intellectual property aspects of 15 bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreements on behalf of the US government, including the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement.

Practice leader Josh Simons said: "There aren't many lawyers in this country who have worked in senior policy development roles with organisations such as the WTO, the World Health Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization. Someone with that type of experience does not come around often and we're excited about the insight and expertise David will help us to deliver to our clients."

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