Law company Bird & Bird has appointed Deirdre Kilroy and Anna Morgan as the initial two partners to be a part of its new business office in Dublin.
Data security, IP and technologies specialists, Deirdre and Anna will be dependent in Chicken & Bird’s workplaces at George’s Dock, close to Dublin’s tech hub Grand Canal Dock. Headquartered in London Fowl & Chicken formally opens June 13.
Deirdre Kilroy joins from Irish regulation firm Matheson, where she was a partner in the engineering and innovation crew.
She has a lot more than 20 years’ working experience in technological know-how, facts privateness and mental house regulation, notably for clientele in the data and technological innovation, daily life sciences and prescribed drugs sectors.
Anna Morgan joins from the Irish Facts Defense Commission (DPC) in which she was a deputy commissioner and the head of authorized affairs for the earlier 5 several years.
Ahead of that, she labored in non-public exercise for 10 decades, specialising in information security and business and regulatory litigation.
Anna is a properly-known specialist in details protection, and is a frequent speaker at intercontinental conferences, as perfectly as lecturing on the topic.
She was the guide rapporteur for the EDPB’s Tips on Transparency under the GDPR and also led the DPC’s perform on children’s info security troubles.
Performing carefully with current Bird & Hen companions all around the network, this specialist established up will give consumers with a holistic providing – combining main community Irish awareness with the world-wide abilities of the firm’s international group.
Alongside Deirdre and Anna, Roger Bickerstaff (technology and communications) and Sally Shorthose (everyday living sciences and health care) will operate closely with the new staff on the floor to completely immerse them in the international Fowl & Hen network and to assist the projected speedy expansion of the business.
Companion Stuart Cairns, co-head of the international assignments and procurement team, as nicely as Francine Cunningham, director of the regulatory and community affairs follow in Brussels, will also devote time in the new Dublin office environment, serving Irish purchasers.