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Understanding our clients’ needs and culture allows me to provide holistic and strategic solutions for their businesses in an ever-evolving global employment environment.

Deirdre Malone

Partner, Head of Employment Law, EY Law Ireland

Employment lawyer. Strategic thinker. Workplace wellbeing leader. Diversity and inclusion advocate.

Deirdre leads EY Law Ireland’s employment law team, working with all EY service lines to offer clients integrated and seamless solutions.

In a disrupted working world, Deirdre brings her wealth of experience advising global multinational and SME clients on strategic workforce planning, workforce restructuring and HR transactions.

Deirdre collaborates closely with EY’s People Advisory Service to advise on the legal aspects of employment to include, reward and benefits, global mobility and advisory.

Combining employment law expertise with a commercial and solution-driven focus, Deirdre is highly regarded by clients.

Chambers and Partners (2023, Europe Edition) recognises Deirdre as someone who has a “methodical approach” and “gets to a thorough understanding of the issue quickly”. Chambers’ rankings further praise Deirdre for her “straightforward and excellent advice that we can act on”. Deirdre is also recognised by the Legal 500 for her work in employment law.

How Deirdre is building a better working world

“I am passionate about talent management and retention in a diverse and inclusive workplace. Living in a world where location is no longer significant, clients compete in a tough market for the best people to grow their businesses and brands. It is imperative that our clients manage their people in a thoughtful and considerate way, while complying with local employment laws. I contribute to a better working world by partnering with clients to strategically guide them through the challenges their businesses face and adding real value as they create and drive a sustainable culture to grow and retain the best people.”

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