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Michael Montgomery

Consultant – Information Technology & Communications; Intellectual Property

Michael’s impressive career began as an entertainment lawyer, which grew into advising on broader intellectual property applications of media and technology.

Michael’s expertise focuses on technology, media and communications, specialising in intellectual property and corporate and commercial law. He has a particular specialty in drafting and negotiating contracts for the design, implementation, integration and supply of technology systems, platforms and services.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Michael worked with firms including Clayton Utz and HWL Ebsworth. He has also contracted as counsel to Cisco Systems Australia and Cognizant. Michael founded boutique law firm, Montgomery Lawyers, specialising in intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications, and corporate and commercial law.



Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy and Data Security; Corporate and Commercial Law



  • Best Lawyers (Global Edition), Information Technology Law and Commercial, 2020 
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Commercial, Information Technology, 2014 – 2021



  • Bachelor of Laws – Murdoch University
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales



  • Acted for a digital marketing company from inception to a profitable sale, responsible for all intellectual property, commercial and corporate matters and managing outsourcing of ancillary legal services.
  • Acted for Cisco as a contracted inhouse counsel for its Enterprise and Government Team, negotiating large scale critical infrastructure and systems deals with key clients in the banking, mining and technology industries.
  • Acted for a bleeding edge bio-metrics security company from inception, including working side-by-side the founders and product designers to protect the intellectual property, design the privacy framework, establish the channels to market strategy and contractual frameworks with suppliers and clients.