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Naomi Shivaraman

Legal Affairs Strategist


+61 (02) 8005 3077



Sydney, Australia

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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About Naomi

Naomi has been an award winning journalist and producer for 25 years. She joined BlackBay as the team’s Legal Affairs Strategist, a role created to utilise her combined legal and media strategy skills, helping clients and stakeholders navigate the court of public opinion. Not only does she assist the team in a paralegal capacity on complex litigation matters, but she also provides reputational, media and communications counsel. For the past few years, Naomi has combined her law studies with a full-time career. Naomi will finish her Bachelor of Laws degree at Macquarie University next year.


Before joining BlackBay Lawyers, Naomi was an award-winning journalist and producer. She spent more than 25 years at the top-level of the media, including 60 Minutes, Channel 7 news and current affairs, 2GB radio and print media. As a journalist, Naomi spent years observing legal proceedings and working with accused, victims, plaintiffs and defendants at the centre of court proceedings. It was there her interest in the law developed. Recently, she has also advised high-profile companies and individuals with media strategy, media training and crisis communications.


Naomi is a trusted partner with the experience and ability to help clients understand:

  • media strategy – how the media works and make it work for you

  • media training – how to deal with difficult interviews; and

  • crisis communications.


Naomi is looking forward to being admitted as a solicitor. The combination of deep media experience especially in broadcast journalism, married with a law career provides clients with unique strategic advice. Naomi is dedicated to client relationships and appreciates that many people go through unfortunate circumstances. For decades, Naomi has worked with international celebrities and individuals at the centre global headlines. Naomi appreciates that litigants not only face legal challenges, but also find it hard to protect their reputation.


"The exercise of legal principles such as procedural fairness, due process and natural justice are integral to the application and relevance of the rule of law. The scope of BlackBay Lawyers’ work with both plaintiffs and defendants across a variety of practice areas and industries implements judicial process with excellence and ambition for clients. It’s incredibly fulfilling assisting clients with their reputational and other concerns through considered and realistic preparation and first-rate advocacy at Australia’s premier litigation firm."

- Naomi Shivaraman ,BlackBay Lawyers

Practice Focus

Naomi excels in the following key areas:

  • Employment & Workplace Disputes & Litigation

  • Defamation Litigation & Reputation Management for companies and individuals

  • Regulatory Litigation and Proceedings

  • Reputational and realistic preparation for a variety of media and communications engagement

  • Prior experience covering criminal trials in a journalistic capacity 


  • 2023 winner of the Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for her 60 Minutes story ‘Falsely Accused’

  • 2020 nominee – Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for her 60 Minutes story ‘Top Secrets’ about Julian Assange.

  • Founded the media advisory agency Strategic Media Solutions

  • Media coaching and training of high-profile individuals and companies.

  • Advisory and reputational counsel to major corporations, employers and senior executives

  • Producing and touring with supergroup KISS for 60 Minutes

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