Helen Clarke

LLM (Technology Law Major), Queensland University of Technology (2003)
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne (1994)

Helen is a Partner at Johnson Winter Slattery. She is a technology, intellectual property and data privacy specialist, with extensive experience acting for high profile government and corporate clients in a diverse range of industries including health, energy, telecommunications, financial services, education and manufacturing.

Helen’s legal practice has a focus on core system and digital transformation projects, advising clients on projects to replace or upgrade core technology systems.  She is experienced in major ICT procurement, systems integrations, outsourcing and cloud services, and data privacy.


  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Data Security (PIC)
  • Privacy Law Bulletin – various privacy regulation articles

Awards & Recognition

  • Leading Individual – Data Protection in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
  • Leading Individual – TMT: IT & Telecommunications
    Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
  • Brisbane Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2019
  • Brisbane Information Technology Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018
  • Brisbane Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2017
  • Best Lawyer – Intellectual Property, Outsourcing and Privacy & Data Security
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018-2019
  • Best Lawyer – Information Technology
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyer – Telecommunications
    Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2019
  • Preeminent – Leading TMT Lawyers, Brisbane, 2017-2018
    Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession

Speaking Engagements

Helen is a regular presenter at industry conferences and to key government and corporate clients on a range of technology, data privacy and cyber security topics including:

  • Privacy compliance;
  • data breach response and notification;
  • cyber security and the role of in-house counsel;
  • navigating the legal risks in using cloud computing;
  • overseas disclosures of personal information;
  • legal risks in the use of social media;
  • privacy compliance in health services;
  • ICT contracting;
  • Agile software development contracting;
  • IP issues in government contracting.

Professional Organisations & Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) ANZ – Member
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) – Member
Areas of expertise
Information Technology, Telecommunications
Data Privacy and Cyber Security
Intellectual Property
Health regulatory
Government, Major Procurement
Academic Qualifications
High Potentials Leadership Program
Harvard Business School (2011)
Master of Laws (Technology Law Major)
Queensland University of Technology (2003)
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Melbourne (1994)
Professional Contact
Helen Clarke | Partner
Johnson Winter Slattery
Tel: +61 7 3002 2545
Mobile: +61 411 399 643
Email: Helen.Clarke@jws.com.au