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Irish women lawyers on ‘exclusive’ global list
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06 Oct 2023 / corporate law Print

Irish women lawyers on ‘exclusive’ global list

The legal directory IFLR1000 has named 30 Irish lawyers in its 2023 list of women leaders.

Athur Cox has seven lawyers on the list, while there are six each from A&L Goodbody and McCann FitzGerald.

Those honoured also include five lawyers from Matheson, two from Maples Group, and one each from Dentons, Simmons & Simmons, Walkers, and William Fry.

IFLR1000 ranks law firms and lawyers on the basis of their work on financial and corporate deals. It describes those placed on the list as “an exclusive group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets, who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices”.

The directory’s teams in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Sofia compile the list after analysing research submissions, conducting interviews with law-firm partners, and surveying “tens of thousands” of clients.

This year’s Irish women leaders are:

Arthur Cox

  • Sarah Cuniff,
  • Laura Cunningham,
  • Grainne Hennessy,
  • Maura McLaughlin,
  • Orla O’Connor,
  • Niav O’Higgins, and
  • Tara O’Reilly.

A&L Goodbody

  • Marsha Coghlan,
  • Sheena Doggett,
  • Catherine Duffy,
  • Sinéad Lynch,
  • Laura Mulleady, and
  • Marie O’Brien.

McCann FitzGerald

  • Catherine Deane,
  • Judith Lawless,
  • Gill Lohan,
  • Hilary Marren,
  • Georgina O’Riordan, and
  • Lisa Symth.


  • Tara Doyle,
  • Rhona Henry,
  • Yvonne McWeeney,
  • Julie Murphy-O’Connor, and
  • Michelle Ridge.

Other firms

  • Elizabeth Bradley (Maples Group),
  • Sarah Francis (Maples Group),
  • Eavan Saunders (Dentons),
  • Rachel Stanton (Simmons & Simmons),
  • Noeleen Ruddy (Walkers), and
  • Myra Garrett (William Fry).
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