Antonia Ordon

antoniaAssociate Director – Legal Recruitment

ph: +61 (0)3 9038 9358 (Melbourne)
ph: +61 (0)8 7221 1969 (Adelaide)
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LLB (with Hons), BA

Antonia is Ablethorpe Recruitment’s Associate Director – Legal Recruitment and Relocation Specialist, assisting lawyers to move both domestically and internationally. Antonia has been involved in legal recruitment since 2004 and has over ten years’ experience focussing exclusively on the recruitment of legal professionals, of all levels, across private practice, government and the corporate sector.

Practice Specialisation

Antonia’s clients include large international as well as boutique law firms, major financial institutions, public companies and professional associations. In addition, she has worked with state government departments, government-owned corporations, statutory bodies and run large recruitment projects for federal government agencies. As well as undertaking local legal recruitment, Antonia specialises in assisting Australian lawyers relocate within Australia, and internationally. She also assists foreign lawyers seeking opportunities in Australia.

Professional Experience

Antonia graduated with a Bachelor of Law (with Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide in 1999. She then completed her articles at Fisher Jeffries in Adelaide and undertook an Associateship with Justice Mullighan of the Supreme Court of South Australia. After relocating to Melbourne and practising as a commercial litigation solicitor in a leading Australian firm, she moved into legal recruitment and has since established an impressive legal network across Australia.

Recruitment Experience

Antonia has successfully completed a range of recruiting assignments across a broad spectrum of legal roles both in private practice, in-house and government. A sample includes:

Client Role
King & Wood Mallesons Senior Associate – IT
ASIC Special Counsel
Dept of Premier & Cabinet General Counsel
Ashurst Native Title Lawyer
Australia Post Corporate Lawyer
Coliban Water Company Secretary
Worksafe Victoria Manager, Privacy
Holding Redlich Migration Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Special Counsel – Dispute Resolution
Ashurst Employment Lawyer
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Senior Associate – Projects
AXA Senior Legal Counsel
CSIRO Legal Counsel
King & Wood Mallesons Workplace Relations Lawyer
Allens Solicitor – IT
Federal Court of Australia District Registrar
Norton Rose Fulbright Associate – Dispute Resolution
Minter Ellison Senior Associate – Real Estate
Latrobe Finance General Counsel and Compliance
Accenture Senior Contract Managers
Hansen Technologies General Counsel
Minter Ellison Real Estate Lawyer
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Property Lawyer
ACNC Assistant Commissioner (GC)
Russell Kennedy IP Lawyer
Maddocks Property Lawyer
Deloitte Commercial Lawyer
Ashurst Banking and Finance Lawyer
KPMG Risk Manager
Hall & Wilcox Junior Employment Lawyer
Pacific Hydro Legal Counsel
Holman Fenwick & Willan Associate – Corporate
Allens Taxation Adviser
Lander & Rogers Property Lawyer
Jemena Senior Legal Counsel
Knight Frank Legal Counsel
ACNC Director of Legal
Holding Redlich Commercial Litigator
HWL Ebsworth Senior Associate – Litigation
IFM Commercial Manager
King & Wood Mallesons Environment Lawyer
Law Institute of Victoria Policy Lawyer
Medibank Private Legal Counsel
SEITA Assistant Director – Legal
Minter Ellison Real Estate Lawyer
IAG Legal and Claims Manager
Norton Rose Fulbright Senior Associate – Dispute Resolution
K&L Gates Special Counsel
National Competition Council Legal Counsel (Analyst)
Parks Victoria Solicitor
TAC Senior Solicitor Prosecutions
Unisuper Legal Counsel
VGSO Property Lawyer
Worksafe Victoria Director of Dispute Management
Norton Rose Fulbright In House Legal Counsel

Read what clients and candidates have to say about Antonia here.