Deirdre will join Pinsent Masons from Irish law firm, ByrneWallace, where she has been a partner since 2018.
Deirdre has extensive experience as an employment and occupational health and safety law specialist advising domestic and multinational employers on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. She also advises businesses on a wide range of employment law issues which arise in commercial transactions and restructurings.
Global Head of Employment & Reward at Pinsent Masons, Manfred Schmid, said: “Deirdre brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the critical employment law issues that matter to our clients today. Her recruitment will enable us to support our multinational client base more effectively on a wide range of cross border and domestic Irish employment mandates.”
During her career to date, Deirdre has advised businesses operating across a broad range of sectors, including the technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors, regarding high-profile and complex employment law issues.
Head of Pinsent Masons’ Dublin office, Ann Lalor, said: “Our capabilities in Ireland have developed significantly since the firm’s launch in Dublin in 2017. We are proud of the progress we have made in enhancing our sector led offering to our domestic and multinational client base. Deirdre brings extensive employment law expertise that will be of real value to our client base and her appointment further enhances our employment law offering.”