DLA Piper Adds Former Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall to its Global Team as a Consultant

DLA Piper welcomes Daniel Mulhall, former Irish Ambassador to the US, as a consultant at the firm.

For more than 40 years, Mulhall served as a distinguished Irish diplomat. His notable diplomatic work includes contributing to the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, serving as Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia and, most recently, as Ireland’s Ambassador to the US from 2017-2022.

After retiring from the Department of Foreign Affairs, 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.

“The US and Ireland have developed a unique relationship anchored in deep and diverse bilateral economic ties,” said Mulhall. “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.”

“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,” said David Carthy, DLA Piper’s Ireland managing partner.

“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,” said Sandra Wallace, DLA Piper’s joint managing director, UK and Europe.

“Dan’s arrival to the firm is further supporting our strategic focus on our clients’ needs across the regions and jurisdictions,” said Rick Chesley, the firm’s co-US managing partner. “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.”