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Lenard, Asia

Asia Lenard

Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3542, Direct Fax: +61 2 9146 3600
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

Asia Lenard is a Senior Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Sydney office. She joined the firm in 2016, and worked for three years in financial litigation in the New York office, before returning to Sydney. Asia’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation involving, among other things, insolvency and restructuring, financial instruments, regulatory investigations, government decisions and insurance.

While working in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office, Asia worked on several multi-billion dollar lawsuits, including some of the largest cases that came out of the GFC, for example Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s $2 billion trial against Citibank NA concerning close-out costs from derivative trades between the two banks.   Prior to joining the firm, Asia worked for more than 10 years for a leading Australian independent corporate law firm.

Asia holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.

  • University of Sydney
    (LL.M., 2014)
  • University of New South Wales
    (B.A., 2001)
  • (LL.B., 2001)
The Supreme Court of New South Wales; The Federal Court of Australia; The High Court of Australia; The State Bar of New York
  • With A Floro, L Tomkins and M McGirr, Insuring against costly cybercrime: what can you do?,, 2015
  • With A Floro, L Tomkins and M McGirr, The regulatory web: step up in regulatory activity and supervision of data breaches,, 2015
  • With A Floro, L Tomkins and M McGirr, Is your customer data at risk? Data breach incidents can result in legal claims and regulatory intervention,, 2015
  • With S Glass, M Graham and H Quadrio, Proper process, not politics, should prevail in government decision-making,, 2015
  • With A Floro, Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act: still an insured’s best friend,, 2014
  • With C Lynch, D&O insurance: Defence costs under threat, Law Society Journal, 2014
  • With S Glass, A Annan and G Campbell, Ch 2: Australia in Clark, R (Ed.), The Dispute Resolution Review, 2009
  • Casenote: Andrew Bruce Thorpe v Ricardo Vatner in Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Civil Procedure News New South Wales, Volume 2 Number 1, 2004