- Accrediting Body: Professional Diploma in Arbitration, University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law
- Other Memberships:
- Construction Bar Association
Corporate & Insolvency Bar Association (CIBA)
Employment Bar Association
Employment Law Association of Ireland
EU Bar Association
Health and Safety Lawyer's Association of Ireland
Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Association
Vice-President Cornell Club of Ireland
- Direct Professional Access:
I am a newly-qualified barrister at the Law Library in Dublin, Ireland. I am completing a first-year pupilage in employment law with Desmond Ryan BL.
Originally from New Jersey, I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. I moved to Ireland after graduation and have remained since, proudly obtaining Irish citizenship by naturalisation in 2019.
From 2015 – 2021 I served as a trade union official representing professionals in the Irish health service. I have significant experience as an advocate in the Workplace Relations Commission before adjudication officers, mediators, industrial relations officers in conciliations, and the Labour Court. I have visited every hospital in Ireland in the course of my work and have led negotiations on behalf of members directly with senior hospital and HSE officials. I am familiar with the HSE’s grievance, disciplinary, investigation, Trust in Care and other policies and procedures.
I also have experience in data analysis, with particular experience using R statistical programming, SQL and advanced Excel functionality from 2013-2015 in technology start-up companies as a user analyst and community manager.
Recent Cases & Legal Work
A Consultant Surgeon v A Hospital ADJ-00024543 (February 8th 2021)
University Hosptial Kerry v A Worker LCR21853 (December 11th 2018)
A Medical Consultant v A Hospital ADJ-00004020 (May 25th 2018)
Mercy University Hospital v A Doctor LCR21624 (November 30th 2017)
St Patrick’s Mental Health Services v Asma Ayyaz PWD1713 (May 25th 2017)
King’s Inns Law Review Volume IX – “Organisation of Working Time in the Digital Era”
Speeches & Lectures
Flexible Working and the Right to Disconnect – Winner of 2022 Employment Law Association of Ireland Student Video Competition.
This fifteen-minute video presentation addresses the question, “How should employment law change to ensure flexible working and the right to disconnect in a talent-driven market?”
In addressing that question I refer to:
– The need to transpose the Work-Life Balance Directive (now encompassed into the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill)
– The need for clarity on employee-led deviations from the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 under Section 4
– The practical challenges of employers fulfilling working time recording requirements under section 25 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 when employees are working remotely
– The conflict between the Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect and the stricter requirements under the Working Time Directive with regard to disruptions during rest periods
Pro-bono & Voluntary
Volunteer, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), March 2023 – Present – Providing specialist employment law clinics on a monthly basis
Chairperson, Rathfarnham Concert Band Society, January 2017 – September 2018, awarded lifetime Honorary Membership of the Society for “exceptional services to the Society.”
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