James Makowiak

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8637
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8637
James Makowiak

James Makowiak

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Biography

James Makowiak is an insurance lawyer based in Sydney.

He advises in cyber insurance, privacy law, civil litigation and professional indemnity insurance. He has worked in insurance law since starting his practice as a solicitor, and has taken on a high level of responsibility in niche and emerging areas of the market, including cyber insurance, ICT, and construction.

James plays a key role in the firm's cyber breach response and coverage team, working alongside Insurers, Insureds and IT vendors to provide efficient advice on incident response management, the Privacy Act and disclosure obligations, forensics and data mining, and policy coverage. He has worked on a number of large-scale cyber incidents involving mass data breaches, phishing and ransomware attacks, providing ground-level advice to Insured businesses and reporting to Insurers.

He also does a significant amount of work in civil litigation, assisting professionals ranging from accountants to medical practitioners and builders in defending claims. 


Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Technology Sydney (2015)
  • Bachelor of Communications (Journalism), University of Technology Sydney (2015)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2016
  • High Court of Australia 2017