A&L Goodbody appoints Eileen Roberts as its new Chair

A&L Goodbody has announced the appointment of Eileen Roberts as Chair of the partnership. Eileen will succeed ALG's current Chair, Catherine Duffy, on 1 May 2019.

After a successful three-year term Catherine will continue her role as one of the firm's senior finance partners.

Eileen Roberts is one of ALG's most experienced partners in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. She will continue to work with her existing clients alongside her role as Chair.

Julian Yarr, Managing Partner at ALG, said: "We've been very fortunate to have had the benefit of Catherine's experience and knowledge as Chair for the last three years. I would like to thank her for the contribution to the firm that she has made during this time. I welcome Eileen's appointment to this senior leadership role. She epitomises our culture and values and will enhance our approach to building close client relationships and to providing a diverse and engaging work environment for our employees. The Chair of the partnership is an important role for the firm and I look forward to working with Eileen in the years ahead."

Julian Yarr, Managing Partner of ALG; Eileen Roberts, Partner and new Chair of ALG; Catherine Duffy, Partner and outgoing Chair of ALG

About Eileen Roberts
Eileen Roberts is a senior partner in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a former head of that practice. She qualified as a solicitor with A&L Goodbody in 1991 and became a partner in 2000.

Eileen is an experienced commercial litigator specialising in large scale commercial disputes and risk management. Areas of expertise include corporate disputes, property, financial services, pensions, insurance, aviation and maritime. She is also an experienced mediator.

Eileen is a former director of the charity Junior Achievement/Young Enterprise Ireland Ltd. She is described by Legal 500 as "a leading lawyer" and as "superb and extremely experienced" by Chambers Global. Eileen is listed as a leading mediation lawyer in the Who's Who Legal directory 2018. She is a committee member of the Irish Commercial Litigation Association and chaired the Sub-Committee of that Association which produced the Good Practice Discovery Guide for Commercial Litigation in Ireland. Eileen lectures on the Law Society Diploma course in Commercial Litigation and she writes and speaks regularly on related topics.

About ALG
Headquartered in Dublin, ALG is one of Ireland's leading international law firms and provides a full range of Irish corporate legal services to domestic and international markets.  The firm is internationally recognised for its strategic focus on exceptional client service, innovation and talent development. 

Recent awards include Legal Business International Law Firm of the Year 2019, FT Most Innovative Law Firm in Ireland 2018 and IFLR Most Innovative Law Firm in Ireland 2019.
ALG has over 800 people, including 98 partners, working across six office locations: Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Article Published: 18/04/2019