LK Shields Announces New Technology and Innovation Partner

PUBLISHED: 18th January 2024

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LK Shields is delighted to announce Jane O’Grady’s promotion to partner of the firm. 

Jane re-joined the firm in 2018 as an associate within the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team.

Jane has extensive experience acting for businesses on high value, complex contracts including cross-border agreements. She works closely with domestic and multinational clients across multiple sectors to deliver commercially focused solutions in their contractual arrangements.

Jane’s work covers drafting and negotiating outsourcing agreements, software licences, service-level agreements, website and app terms of use and end-user licence agreements. She also has expertise advising on a broad range of other commercial agreements including advising on distribution and supply agreements, and consultancy agreements for major pharmaceutical companies.

Jane regularly advises clients on protection, commercialisation and infringement of intellectual property.  She also advises on all aspects of privacy law including GDPR compliance projects, data subject access requests and cross-border transfers of personal data.

Commenting on the promotion, Richard Curran, Managing Partner, LK Shields said:

“We are delighted to announce Jane’s promotion to the partnership of the firm. Through her exceptional legal acumen and commitment to client service, Jane embodies the ethos of LK Shields. In her new role within the newly rebranded Technology and Innovation team we are confident that Jane will continue to thrive professionally and contribute significantly to the continued growth of the firm.”

Jane will play a key role in the firm’s newly rebranded Technology and Innovation team (previously the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team).

Announcing the team rebrand Richard Curran explained:

“This strategic rebranding reflects our commitment to remaining at the vanguard of legal innovation and being agile in responding to our clients’ needs. The Technology and Innovation team will continue to provide first-rate Intellectual Property and Data Privacy support as part of a broader offering that reflects the evolution of the Irish economy in recent years.”

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