Arthur Cox appoints Eileen Burns as head of legal tech and innovation services group

Arthur Cox appoints Eileen Burns as head of legal tech and innovation services group

Arthur Cox has announced the appointment of Eileen Burns as head of the firm’s legal tech and innovation services group.

Ms Burns brings close to 30 years of experience in international consulting services and the tech industry to the firm.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Ms Burns spent almost 20 years in senior leadership positions at both European and global levels within Accenture CIO, focusing on digital transformation programmes which delivered tangible and game changing outcomes for the consulting giant.

She also worked for 10 years in the Accenture Management Consulting practice, working directly with clients on large-scale business change programmes across a range of industries in Ireland, the UK, France and Germany.

The legal tech and innovation services group, which she will now lead, provides Arthur Cox clients with a solution for large scale data-intensive projects.

The group has extensive experience in the successful delivery of due diligence, contract reviews, regulatory investigations, data access requests and loan due diligence projects at scale for Arthur Cox clients.

Commenting on the appointment, Brian O’Gorman, managing partner of Arthur Cox, said: “We are delighted to welcome Eileen to the firm. Eileen brings with her a wealth of experience in business consulting, technology and leadership. We look forward to Eileen bringing this experience to bear in the delivery of next generation legal services for our clients.”

Ms Burns said: “I am delighted to join Arthur Cox at this exciting time for the legal profession globally. With the recent advances in legal tech, the explosive growth of data, increased regulation for many industries and globalisation of business, there has never been a more important time to drive innovation and address client challenges in a new way that goes beyond the traditional law firm approach.”

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