Our Blog Authors

The authors of A&L Goodbody’s Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog are law professionals in A&L Goodbody, Ireland’s leading international law firm. We have included below some summary details on each of the contributing authors. You can learn more about the Firm by visiting our website or by getting in touch with us directly via email.

John Whelan

John WhelanName:  John Whelan 
Title:  
Partner
Email:  
jwhelan@algoodbody.com

John Whelan heads up the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.
His practice spans commercial and contentious IP/IT and he has managed both domestic and pan-European IP litigation for leading international clients.  He has co-ordinated the IP/IT aspects of some of the largest global corporate mergers, major IP projects and IT outsourcing transactions.  Before returning to Ireland in 2003 he worked for an international law firm in London and Hong Kong.

John Cahir

Name:  John Cahir 
Title:  
Partner
Email:  
jcahir@algoodbody.com

Dr. John Cahir is a Partner in the IP & Technology Group. His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property, information technology, data protection and pharmaceutical regulation.

John has extensive experience in advising domestic and international clients on the creation, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property rights both in Ireland and the European Union.  John sits on the committee of the Irish Copyright Association and the Irish branch of AIPPI and is a part-time lecturer in intellectual property law on University College Dublin’s LLM programme.

Mark Rasdale

Name: Mark Rasdale
Title: Partner
Email: mrasdale@algoodbody.com

Mark Rasdale is a Partner in the IP and Technology Group. His focus is on technology development, procurement, supply and exploitation and related transactions, including systems integration, managed services, shared services, ICT and business process outsourcing. He is also involved in resolution related legal work in connection with troubled technology projects. Mark advises on general commercial transactions, intellectual property and data protection matters for a broad range of A&L Goodbody clients and is involved in strategic technology focussed legal due diligence and transitional technology services arrangements on corporate acquisitions and re-organisations.

Paul Fahy

Name: Paul Fahy
Title: Partner & Co-Head of Palo Alto office
Email: pfahy@algoodbody.com

Paul Fahy is a Tax Partner and co-heads A&L Goodbody’s Palo Alto office.

He works extensively with the Firm’s US West Coast based clients. Paul specialises in corporate tax and has extensive experience of advising domestic and international clients on the tax aspects of public and private mergers & acquisitions, group restructurings, inward investment projects, securitisations, derivatives and structured products.

Claire Morrissey

Name: Claire Morrissey.
Title: Partner
Email: cmorrissey@algoodbody.com

Claire Morrissey is a Partner in the Firm’s IP & Technology Group. She advises on a broad range of commercial contracts with a particular focus on technology, IP and sourcing agreements. Claire also advises on the technology, IP and data aspects of joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions. Claire rejoined the Firm in June 2014 as Partner, having spent six years in London with Olswang and Slaughter and May.

Paula Reid

Name:  Paula Reid
Title:  Partner
Email:  
preid@algoodbody.com

Paula Reid is a Partner and heads up the Firm’s knowledge function. She has written and spoken on the topic of knowledge management in law firms. She is the co-author with Michael Ashe QC of ” Money  Laundering: Risks, Liabilities and Compliance” (FirstLaw 2007). She has advised extensively on the topic of money laundering compliance and related issues. In addition, she  has spoken on the topics of company law and corporate governance. Paula is a barrister by background and has a postgraduate degree (LLM) in commercial law.

Mark Fry

Name: Mark Fry
Title: Associate
Email: mfry@algoodbody.com

Mark is an Associate in the IP & Technology Group at A & L Goodbody. Mark holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (International) degree from University College Dublin and practices in both contentious and commercial IP / Technology matters for a broad range of domestic and international clients.

His contentious experience includes acting in a number of high profile cases before the High Court and Commercial Court. Mark’s commercial experience includes advising clients on IP/ IT aspects of their business and in general commercial transactions, including outsourcing, licence, distribution and service agreements including technology development, supply and exploitation, managed and shared services.

Lyndsey Falconer

Name: Lyndsey Falconer
Title: Associate Attornery
Email: lfalconer@algoodbody.com

Lyndsey Falconer is a corporate Associate Attorney in A&L Goodbody’s New York office. Her practice focuses on public and private Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), securities laws and equity capital markets.

Davinia Brennan


Name: Davinia Brennan
Title: Associate
Email: dbrennan@algoodbody.com

Davinia is an Associate and a Knowledge Lawyer to the IP/IT Team. She has a First Class Honours degree in Law and Government (LLB Hons) from University of Ulster. She also has a diploma in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law.

Davinia specialises in data protection law, and has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international clients. She has published widely on data protection and IP/IT law. She is on the editorial board of Data Protection Ireland, as well as being a frequent contributor. She also contributes to DataGuidance, an international data protection compliance resource tool.

Andrea Lawler

Name: Andrea Lawler
Title: Associate
Email: alawler@algoodbody.com

Andrea Lawler is an Associate in the IP & IT Group at A&L Goodbody.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Limerick, Andrea went on to obtain a Masters in Commercial Law from University College Dublin with a particular focus on IP/IT law. She also holds a diploma in Commercial Litigation from the Law Society of Ireland.

Andrea has experience in a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious IP/IT matters, regularly advising in relation to the drafting and negotiation of technology transfer and licensing arrangements, research and development agreements, outsourcing contracts, managed service arrangements, software and IT agreements including system integration, software licensing and development agreements and other commercial arrangements. Andrea also regularly advises on data protection matters and general privacy issues.

Alison Quinn

Name: Alison Quinn
Title: Associate
Email: aquinn@algoodbody.com

Alison Quinn is an Associate in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Alison is a solicitor in our group with a BComm degree from UCD and an MBS in International Business from Smurfit Business School. Alison has experience in a wide range of IP and technology matters and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters including in the area of contracts,trademarks, patents, copyright and data protection. Alison’s recent contentious experience includes assisting with a multi-jurisdictionalpatent case which came before the Commercial Court, and is currently involved in a number of other IP cases currently before the courts.

Deirdre Fallon

Name: Deirdre Fallon
Title: Associate
Email: dfallon@algoodbody.com

Deirdre Fallon is an Associate within the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.
Deirdre is an Associate in our group and has a business and law degree (BBLS) from University College Dublin. Deirdre advises clients on contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad spectrum of areas, including copyright, trademarks, patents, advertising, data protection and commercial contracts.

Deirdre’s contentious experience includes a recent patent case before the Commercial Court and a high profile copyright case before the High Court. Her non-contentious experience includes advising clients on advertising campaigns and promotions, data protection issues and commercial contracts.

Conor McEneaney

Name: Conor McEneaney
Title: Assistant
Email: cmceneaney@algoodbody.com

Conor McEneaney is an Assistant Solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody. Conor is a Solicitor in our group with a Bachelor of Laws degree in Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick. Conor has experience in a wide range of IP and technology matters and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters including in the area of IT outsourcing contracts, trademarks, patents, copyright and data protection.  Conor’s recent contentious experience includes assisting with a multi-jurisdictional patent case which came before the Commercial Court and a Supreme Court appeal against the grant of an injunction against an Internet search giant.

Kate Gorey

Name: Kate Gorey
Title: Associate
Email: kgorey@algoodbody.com

Kate Gorey is an Associate in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody. Kate has experience in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property, information technology and data protection matters. Her contentious experience includes a recent injunction hearing before the High Court and her non-contentious experience includes advising clients on advertising campaigns and promotions, data protection issues and commercial contracts. Kate holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from UCD, where she studied IP/IT law at undergraduate level as part of her degree.

Sinéad Mitchell

Name: Sinéad Mitchell
Title: Solicitor
Email: smitchell@algoodbody.com

Sinéad Mitchell is a Solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Sinéad holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree and a Commercial Law Masters from UCD. Sinéad has experience in a wide range of IP and technology matters and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters including in the area of trade marks, patents, copyright, data protection and commercial contracts. Sinéad’s recent contentious experience includes assisting on the Irish stream of the defence High Court proceedings in a multi-jurisdictional pharma patent dispute.

Neasa Ní Ghráda

Name: Neasa Ní Ghráda
Title: Solicitor
Email: nnighrada@algoodbody.com

Neasa Ní Ghráda is an Assistant Solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Neasa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Law (BBL) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law from University College Dublin. She has also obtained a postgraduate Certificate in Higher Court Civil Advocacy from the Law Society of Ireland.

Neasa has experience in a wide range of IP and technology matters including copyright, trademarks, patents, data protection, commercial contracts and comparative advertising.

Deirdre Roddy

Name: Deirdre Roddy
Title: Associate
Email: droddy@algoodbody.com

Deirdre Roddy is an Associate within the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody where she practices in both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology matters. Deirdre has experience advising clients on a wide range of areas including technology transactions, commercial contracts, trade marks, patents and copyright law along with various media and advertising related issues. Deirdre also regularly advises on data protection and privacy matters for a broad range of clients.

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from UCD and a certificate in Commercial Contracts from the Law Society of Ireland.

Daniel Harrington

Daniel-Harrington-cropped-125Name: Daniel Harrington
Title: Solicitor
Email: DHarrington@algoodbody.com

Daniel is a Solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Daniel holds an LLB from Trinity College Dublin, where he studied Intellectual Property Law. Daniel also holds an LLM in Intellectual Property from King’s College London, studying the law of copyright, the law of trademarks and the commercialisation of IP, obtaining a Distinction grade.

Daniel has a particular interest in IP litigation and the legal regulation of the music industry.

Aoibheann Duffy

Aoibheann-Duffy-125x125Name: Aoibheann Duffy
Title: Solicitor
Email: abduffy@algoodbody.com

Aoibheann Duffy is a Solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody.

Aoibheann holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (BCL European) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law from University College Dublin where she studied online regulation, trademark law, patent law and international copyright law. She has a particular interest in IP litigation, data privacy and online regulation. Aoibheann is a registered Trade Mark Agent and has completed a Certificate in Data Protection Practice from the Law Society of Ireland.

Chris Stynes

Name: Chris Stynes
Title: Trainee Solicitor
Email: cstynes@algoodbody.com

Chris is a trainee solicitor in the IP & Technology Group at A&L Goodbody. Having graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with a BA in Music Performance, Chris converted to law. He graduated with First Class Honours from University College Dublin with a Masters in Common Law (MCL), where he also studied intellectual property law and international copyright law.

Chris has a particular interest in copyright, data protection and commercial contracts.