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Our annual alumni magazine, Alumni Matters, celebrates the achievements of our people, both past and present.

In this issue, we explore the theme 'thinking differently' and have assembled a collection of features showcasing alumni who demonstrate par excellence in how their businesses and teams are pushing boundaries and continuing to innovate in exciting new ways.

Featured profiles include:
  • Yoram Elkaim, alumnus and Head of Legal, EMEA for Google, talks to us about life and law at one of the global tech giants
  • Alumna, Hilary Newiss, offers some practical advice for life after law and how to pursue a board role
  • Alex Zolotarsky, Kate Layman, Ben Dennell and Andrea Conn: four antipodean alumni now innovating for Amazon in Seattle
  • Kerry Stares, combining an interest in law with a passion for human rights as global head of legal for TrustLaw




We are also excited to announce that we will be launching a brand new alumni website in the coming weeks. Our new website will deliver inspiring content, including mini-doc videos of our talented alumni, global insights and professional development advice, trending thought leadership from our firm, and access to our upcoming global events. Stay tuned as we bring you more information closer to our launch date.

The Herbert Smith Freehills alumni network spans the globe with over 4,800 members across 56 countries.

We are proud of our alumni and what they continue to achieve, and remain grateful for their significant contribution to the firm’s success. Beyond their career with us, alumni can continue to keep up-to-date with our regional events, news and latest thinking.

Contact [email protected] if you would like to connect with alumni or staff in a particular region or enquire about our alumni network.

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Brooke Donato

Brooke Donato, Marketing Lead and Alumni Lead, Global