First-ever New York and Brussels partners among eight appointments at McCann FitzGerald

Barry Devereux
Barry Devereux

McCann FitzGerald has announced the appointment of eight new partners and consultants across the firm, including its first-ever partners outside of Dublin and London.

The firm has elevated Laura Treacy, Niall Best, Richard Gill, Doug McMahon and Rosaleen Byrne to partner, while Louise Delahunty, Catherine Austin and Barbara Linehan have been appointed as consultants.

Ms Treacy, partner in competition, regulated markets, EU and trade law, is the firm’s first partner in Brussels, while corporate partner Mr Best and aviation and asset finance partner Mr Gill are the firm’s first partners in New York.

Mr McMahon and Ms Byrne have been appointed in Dublin in the technology & innovation and litigation teams respectively.

Ms Delahunty, joining from a major US law firm, has been appointed as a consultant in the London-based investigations team, while Ms Austin, a past chair of the Association of Pensions Lawyers in Ireland, will be a pensions and incentives consultant in Dublin and Ms Linehan will be a procurement consultant in Brussels.

The total number of partners at the all-equity partnership is now 78.

Barry Devereux, managing partner at 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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