17/04/2019 Appointments

Arthur Cox is pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen Burns as Head of our Legal Tech and Innovation Services Group. Eileen brings close to 30 years of experience in international consulting services and the tech industry to the firm.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Eileen spent almost 20 years in senior leadership positions at both European and global levels within Accenture CIO, focusing on digital transformation programmes which delivered tangible and game changing outcomes for the consulting giant. Eileen worked for 10 years in the Accenture Management Consulting practice, working directly with clients on large-scale business change programmes across a range of industries in Ireland, the UK, France and Germany.

Eileen will lead the Arthur Cox Legal Tech and Innovation Services Group. The group offers our clients a world-class solution for large scale data-intensive projects. With its multi-disciplinary teams of legal professionals and consulting, project management and legal tech staff, the group provides an innovative, reliable and efficient service to our clients. Harnessing the firm’s significant investment in globally recognised legal tech software solutions, the group has extensive experience in the successful delivery of due diligence, contract reviews, regulatory investigations, data access requests and loan due diligence projects at scale for our clients. Its focus on quality, supported by project management and the latest technology has earned the group a reputation both nationally and internationally for excellence in client service and is attracting interest from corporate, institutional and government bodies both at home and abroad.

Commenting on the appointment, Brian O’Gorman, Managing Partner of Arthur Cox, said: “We are delighted to welcome Eileen to the firm. Eileen brings with her a wealth of experience in business consulting, technology and leadership.  We look forward to Eileen bringing this experience to bear in the delivery of next generation legal services for our clients”.

Eileen comments “I am delighted to join Arthur Cox at this exciting time for the legal profession globally. With the recent advances in legal tech, the explosive growth of data, increased regulation for many industries and globalisation of business, there has never been a more important time to drive innovation and address client challenges in a new way that goes beyond the traditional law firm approach”.