Beth Oliak

BS Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University || Juris Doctorate, Washington University School of Law

Admitted as a Barrister in NSW in 2009

Beth maintains a general commercial practice, and has particular expertise in intellectual property, unfair trade practices, real property, corporations law and equity. Her practice also extends to family provisions, wills and estates, building and construction and family law.

Admitted to the Bars of New South Wales, New York and California, Beth has acquired significant international experience. Throughout her legal career, her global reach has seen her act for blue-chip clients including Google, Sanofi-Aventis, Fujitsu and Disney. Beth regularly appears unled in the Federal Court of Australia, Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the District Court of New South Wales. Notably, she has appeared unled in a number of different courts of appeal, including the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of NSW, the Full Federal Court of Australia, the Full Family Court of Australia and the US Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit. Beth also continues to receive briefs concerning patent disputes from the United States, where she is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg No 41,229).

Prior to relocating to Australia, Beth practised primarily in intellectual property litigation in major New York law firms. She gained considerable advocacy experience in the United States, which has a fused legal profession, from which she has leveraged to create a solid advocacy practice at the New South Wales Bar. Previous experience also includes practising as a Senior Lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney.

Beth lectures in Intellectual Property for the LEC Course at the University of Sydney and regularly delivers presentations on legal developments in her practice areas. She has also been a contributing author to significant law journals. Beth holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St Louis School of Law and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


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