DLA Piper hires former Irish ambassador Daniel Mulhall
Global law firm DLA Piper has hired former Irish ambassador Daniel Mulhall as a consultant.
Over a 40-year diplomatic career, Mr Mulhall served as Ireland’s ambassador to Malaysia, Germany, the UK and, most recently, as Ireland’s ambassador to the US from 2017 to 2022.
After retiring from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr Mulhall became the global distinguished professor in Irish studies at New York University and is currently also a fellow of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge, England.
Mr Mulhall said: “The US and Ireland have developed a unique relationship anchored in deep and diverse bilateral economic ties.
“I am excited to join a firm that has such a strong understanding of how important the US-Ireland partnership is to companies growing their businesses globally. I look forward to offering my advice and the fruits of my experience to DLA Piper and its clients.”
David Carthy, DLA Piper’s Ireland managing partner, said: “As an accomplished diplomat, Dan brings a wealth of experience to the firm, and we know our clients will benefit from his background and skillset.
“Our Ireland business is the fastest growing legal business in the market, and we look forward to Dan helping us achieve our goal of doubling our business again over the coming years.”
Rich Chesley, the firm’s co-US managing partner, added: “Dan’s arrival to the firm is further supporting our strategic focus on our clients’ needs across the regions and jurisdictions.
“Our increased focus on Ireland-US relations is reflecting the historical relations and more recent business dynamics between the two countries and throughout the EU, and we’re pleased to continue our efforts in building on these synergies.”