13 May 2019

McCann FitzGerald Appoints Eight New Partners and Consultants Across its Four Offices

Premier Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald today announced the appointment of eight new partners and consultants – Laura Treacy (Partner - Competition, Regulated Markets, EU and Trade Law, Brussels), Niall Best (Partner - Corporate, New York), Richard Gill (Partner - Aviation and Asset Finance, New York), Doug McMahon (Partner – Technology and Innovation, Dublin), Rosaleen Byrne (Partner - Litigation, Dublin), Louise Delahunty (Consultant – Investigations, London), Catherine Austin (Consultant - Pensions & Incentives, Dublin), and Barbara Linehan (Consultant - Procurement, Brussels) – bringing the total number of partners at the all-equity partnership to 78. 

In a sign of the increasing international presence of McCann FitzGerald, the firm appointed two partners in New York and one in Brussels.

Niall Best has worked in our New York office for several years, focusing on US/Ireland FDI and transatlantic M&A activity. Richard Gill is part of McCann FitzGerald’s well-established aircraft leasing and aviation finance group, working both with US and Irish clients in our New York office. Laura Treacy is an expert in all aspects of EU and Irish competition law and State aid practice. Laura works in Brussels, where McCann FitzGerald was the first Irish law firm to open an office in 1973.  Doug McMahon is a leading expert on the intersection of law and technology, with a particular focus on data protection and privacy matters.  Rosaleen Byrne, a leading commercial litigator, is re-joining the partnership, after a number of years working with the firm as a consultant.

Louise Delahunty joins from a major US law firm, where she advised companies and business executives around the world on international investigations involving business crime, money laundering, sanctions, extradition, bribery, fraud and tax evasion. Catherine Austin joins from another major Irish law firm, where she practised for over 20 years and is a past Chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland.  Based in Brussels, Barbara Linehan has a multi-jurisdictional practice advising on EU and national procurement law and its application to major projects and contracts.

Barry Devereux, Managing Partner McCann FitzGerald, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of such high quality partners and consultants, in New York, London, Brussels and Dublin, reflecting both our growing international reach as a firm and also bringing a wealth of new experience and skills to build on the depth of talent we already have in the firm.

These appointments represent the evolving range of skillsets required in a leading corporate law firm, with appointments in areas as diverse as EU and trade law, white-collar crime and data protection, among others, and will significantly strengthen the depth of expertise and advice that we offer clients.”

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