Marsha joined John Connolly & Partners in 2010 from The Australian Financial Review. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, Australia.
Since joining John Connolly & Partners, Marsha’s specialty has been litigation support and media management, working with law firms and clients on major issues at all stages of the litigation cycle.
She has experience leading communications campaigns including ongoing advice, strategy development, media relations and communication coordination for multi-national, ASX listed and private companies. Marsha has worked for clients across a range of sectors, including pharmaceutical, luxury and consumer goods, banking, media, resources, legal and sport.
Marsha has supported clients over a wide spectrum of litigation situations, including numerous class actions, actions involving regulators and large commercial disputes.
She also has experience working with clients on significant projects and issues including advising on crisis situations, mergers and acquisitions, executive and board upheaval, and issues impacting operations and profitability.
Marsha’s assignment with The Australian Financial Review was as the paper’s Sydney based court reporter, primarily covering major litigation including commercial disputes, matters involving regulators, corporate collapses, workplace issues, corporate crime and tax disputes. She also wrote significant legal analysis and features. In 2010, she was awarded the Sir Owen Dixon prize for legal reporting for her coverage of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission case against directors of James Hardie in the NSW Supreme Court.
Marsha began her career with WA Business News where she wrote the paper’s weekly property section as well as general business news. In 2005 she was awarded the prize for Best Newcomer in WA media. She was recruited by The Australian Financial Review Perth bureau in 2006 and moved to Sydney in 2007.