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SA Branch Committee Member


Jess is a lawyer at DMAW Lawyers and has a keen interest in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and banking and finance law.

Jess has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Adelaide and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University. Jess was admitted to practice in Victoria in 2019 and in South Australia in 2020.

Prior to practicing as a legal practitioner, Jess worked in Senior Management at Telstra Corporation for a period of time. There, she sat on the Telstra State Leadership Board as its youngest member reporting to the CEO. Jess managed key stakeholder relations, Directorate funds, national and local sponsorship portfolios (AFL, NRL, A-League, Ticketek) and national to local partnerships, later taking on regional co-investment projects, with a key focus on agri-business and the industry verticals.

Born to Vietnamese immigrant parents here in Adelaide, Jess has been lucky and blessed to have a supportive network of mentors and leaders who have supported her throughout her career. Jess joins AALA with the hopes and views to provide the same support network and mentorship to the young professionals starting out in the profession.