Deirdre is an experienced IT lawyer who joined Kemp IT Law in May 2016 and became a partner in April 2020.
Deirdre trained with Allen & Overy and on qualification in 2007 joined the Communications, Technology and Media Team.
In 2010 Deirdre joined Morrison & Foerster’s Technology Transactions Group where she worked for six years, until joining Kemp IT Law.
While at Allen & Overy and MoFo, she advised a broad range of clients on commercial, information technology, intellectual property and data protection law issues. She has also spent time on secondment advising the treasury services team at a leading international bank and the EURMEA business of a global medical device company.
Deirdre has substantial information technology, commercial and intellectual property law expertise for technology buy-side clients in the digital media, financial services, healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals industries, both in the UK and internationally. On the technology provider side, Deirdre has extensive experience working with hardware manufacturers and software developers on product development, supply chain and their UK and European licensing and distribution models.
Deirdre has extensive experience advising a wide range of clients on GDPR readiness projects.
Deirdre is recommended by the Legal 500 as having “deep sector expertise, and provid[ing] clear and decisive advice” and as “highly professional, knowledgeable and personable”.”