Mark Ferraretto

Mark embarked on a career in Information Technology in 1990 which spanned almost 30 years and saw him work in a wide variety of industries including banking and finance, education and the airline industry.  Mark returned to study and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2016. He was admitted to the SA Supreme Court in August 2017. 

Mark’s background in Information Technology, and his experience with multinationals, makes him uniquely suited to serve the needs of clients engaging with IT service providers, technology startups and Information Technology firms looking for someone who can ‘speak their language’. 

 

 

Areas of Practice

Mark’s key areas of practice are:

  • Information Technology Advice 
  • Data Privacy 
  • GDPR 
  • IT Commercial Agreements 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Cryptocurrencies 
  • Blockchain 

Experience

Mark’s IT career saw him work in a myriad of positions ranging from technical roles to executive positions such as Vice-President for a major US investment bank.  Mark’s career saw him work in Australia and Asia and Mark was based in Hong Kong for 10 years where he undertook executive roles with Asia-wide responsibilities.  Mark worked in a wide variety of industries including banking and finance, education and the airline industry. 

Prior to graduation, Mark was employed by an Adelaide corporate and commercial firm firstly as a clerk and then as a graduate lawyer upon his admission. Mark worked primarily with the firm’s commercial team providing advice to startup and technology clients. 

In 2019 Mark joined Flinders University as a Lecturer in Law.  Mark taught an innovative new legal technology topic teaching law students basic coding skills and then writing legal software applications for not-for-profit ‘clients’.  A number of these student applications are now in day-to-day use by the organisations that commissioned them.  Mark also taught Constitutional Law and Contract Law. 

Mark moved back into private practice in July 2021, taking advantage of the opportunity to once again work as a solicitor and also to ‘practice what he’s preached’ regarding the use of technology in the law. 

Memberships

  • Australian Association of Constitutional Law (SA Chapter)
  • Australian Legal Technology Association
  • Australian Society of Computers and Law
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Committee Member – Law Society of South Australia Legal Technology Committee

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Sciences) (1990)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2016)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2017)

Confidential advice on a range of commercial legal matters

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