The Ireland Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association was founded in July 2018 at a luncheon hosted by Joanelle O'Cleirigh and Deirdre O’Mahony, partners at Arthur Cox, Dublin.

The number of female solicitors practising in Ireland recently surpassed the number of male solicitors and, with increasing government focus on the investigation and prosecution of white collar crime, it was a fitting time to launch the Irish Chapter.

The group meets several times a year and also hosts events that are open to the public. Members are encouraged to support each other in their professional development and to use the group as a forum for the discussion of white collar issues.


The Ireland Chapter accepts Law Firm Attorney Members and Consultant Members as defined:  

Law Firm Attorney Member: Women attorney private practitioners primarily practicing in the area of White Collar Defense and Investigations, defined as those who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters.   

Consultant Member: Women professionals who work at consulting firms (or non-attorney professionals who work at law firms), specialize in the White Collar Defense and Investigations field, and who otherwise qualify under the WWCDA membership criteria and offer support services and referral opportunities to attorneys in the practice. 

Some WWCDA and chapter events may be limited to women attorney private practitioner (law firm attorney) members only.  

All Members must have their primary work address in the same location as our chapter. 

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Chapter Leadership

Note: Chapter leaders are listed alphabetical by last name.