Sue Gilchrist is the Regional Managing Partner, Australia and Asia of Herbert Smith Freehills. Sue is also a member of the firm’s Global Executive and a senior partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice.
In her previous role as head of the Herbert Smith Freehills Australian intellectual property practice, Sue was the lead partner in a number of major matters including acting for Apple in the Apple v Samsung patent case relating to tablets and mobile phones.
Sue is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Section of the Law Council of Australia. She is also on the Board of Legal Aid New South Wales. Sue was previously a board member of Can Assist, a not for profit cancer charity.
Sue has played a key role throughout her career at Herbert Smith Freehills in the development and implementation of policies important to the careers and lives of women at the firm, including parental leave and part time policies for partners. In her role as Regional Managing Partner, Sue is a member of the Regional Diversity and Inclusion group. Sue also acts as a sponsor and mentor to numerous women within the firm and beyond.