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16 April 2021 - "I am delighted to be recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2022 edition in Financial Institutions, Privacy and Data Security Law and Regulatory Practice. Thank you to our incredible clients for placing their trust in us over the years. This recognition is a reflection of my whole team's dedication and work ethic."

Andrea Beatty is a Partner at national law firm Piper Alderman primarily based in the Sydney office. Andrea’s expertise is as a lawyer and consultant specialising in financial services Andrea has been actively involved in developing financial service regulation since the mid-1990s.

Andrea brings legal capability and insights into regulatory matters, corporate governance, compliance and risk management. Her focus is to merge them and formally separate areas of legal risk, regulatory and compliance. This is to assist her clients to adapt to the rapidly changing regulatory landscape and to ensure they meet the expectations of regulators and their customers and shareholders.

Andrea’s expertise extends across legal and consulting fields and includes designing and conducting financial service straining for businesses compliance officers, consumer advocates and lawyers.

Andrea advises on all aspects of financial services including product development, compliance strategies, regulatory investigations, compliance audits and pro forma documents. Andrea has been recognised in the Australia Best Lawyers Awards since 2012, for her skill in relation to financial institutions and regulatory law and was recognised in 2020 for privacy and data security. She has also been nominated for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2013 and 2014 Australasia Women in Business Law Awards for the Banking and Finance practice group.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, and a Masters of Laws from Cambridge University. Andrea was previously a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons).

Andrea can be contacted at abeatty@piperalderman.com.au.

About Piper Alderman

Piper Alderman is a commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. We have over 60 partners and over 300 staff in total.

Our firm is committed to continual excellence in the practice of law, having been leading advisers to commercial interests across Australia for over 160 years. We have achieved our impressive growth by listening to our clients, responding to their needs and creating practical legal solutions.

Piper Alderman is a single, united partnership dedicated to performing as a team and working together with our clients to achieve their business goals.

As a genuinely national firm, we work with clients across all states and territories in Australia, as well as several international organisations.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific described Piper Alderman's Regulatory compliance and investigations team as the below:

"The team at Piper Alderman is hailed for its ‘extensive practical experience’ and ‘excellent attention to detail’. Its workload encompasses regulatory compliance, corporate investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, whistle-blower investigations, workplace safety, corporate governance and white-collar crime. Tom Griffith ‘provides sound advice and guides expertly’, he heads the practice alongside James Dickson from Adelaide with other key names based in Sydney. Andrea Beatty recently joined from Keypoint Law and advises on all aspects of financial services regulation." 

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