Damian MenzBorn 30 August 1987, Damian Menz is the son of Mary and Paul Menz. His two siblings, Andrew and Simon Menz, also attended Salesian College Chadstone. During his time at Salesian College, Damian Menz was College Captain and the A Grade Debating Captain, and a recipient of the Past Pupil’s Leadership Award, the Mary McKertich Literary Award, and the Best Achievement Award in Economics, English and Legal Studies (Units 3&4). He was also critical in the implementation of the CanTeen (a charity supporting young people with cancer) ‘Bandana Day’, and provided voluntary tuition to other students.
2010/2011 – Damian studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws at university, and graduated with First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Laws. During his final years at university, Damian began his career as a paralegal at Allens (a top tier law firm). He focussed on the pro-bono practice of the firm, which was aimed at giving the homeless a voice. He believes this was “a humble beginning to a profession not often associated with the search for greater good.”
2012 – Damian achieved the highest possible performance grade at the top tier law firm, Allens. He was one of two people selected in a highly competitive national process to be seconded to Linklaters (Allens’ globally aligned partner in London) for an initial 12-month period.
2013 – 2016 – He consistently received the highest possible performance ratings, and practiced banking and finance and private equity law in a different jurisdiction and on some of Europe’s largest financial transactions.
2016 – Damian was seconded to the world’s most pre-eminent investment bank, J.P. Morgan, at their London headquarters. This was a highly sought after secondment which was only awarded to the highest achievers at Linklaters.
2017 – Damian is currently employed as Legal Counsel at the Melbourne Racing Club.
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