Mr Joe Kelly > A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
D01 H104

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and White Collar Crime.


Joe Kelly is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He has developed a strong litigation practice in the Commercial Court and co-leads the White Collar Crime Group. He advises clients involved in regulatory investigations and/or prosecutions brought in the criminal courts. He is a lead adviser to financial institutions and automobile companies in relation to recent high profile investigations in Ireland. In addition, Joe co- heads A&L Goodbody’s boutique Gaming and Betting practice.


Joe is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Irish Branch, and is a practicing Arbitrator. He is a founder member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and is a practicing Mediator, having been involved in approximately 50 Mediations to date. Joe is a former chairman of the Law Society’s Arbitration and Mediation Committee and a former member of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee. He is also on the Law Society of Ireland Panel of Mediators. Joe is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, one of the leading international organisations in the Betting & Gaming industry.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Joe KellyA&L Goodbody LLP

A&L Goodbody LLP acts for a client base of prominent companies and individuals in high-profile investigations and prosecutions, including handling the Irish aspects of major multi-jurisdictional cases. The team is adept at representing clients from sectors including financial services, construction and manufacturing, defending clients against allegations ranging from breaches of environmental regulations to corruption. The practice is co-led by Kenan Furlong and Joe Kelly. Dario Dagostino specialises in regulatory investigations, particularly those involving the Central Bank of Ireland, and Katie O’Connor is active in responding to actions by regulators as well as litigation resulting from these actions. Louise Byrne was promoted to partner in January 2021. Senior associate Noel Power was a new arrival in January 2022.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

A&L Goodbody LLP has a combined disputes and investigations group, reflective of the firm’s growing status in the financial regulatory and competition investigations fields and the spin-off litigation that results from them. The firm also continues to see growth in tax and real estate litigation. It has an outstanding corporate client base, increasingly international in nature. Enda Hurley co-heads the team, alongside Dario Dagostino, who is an experienced figure in financial regulatory investigations. Eileen Roberts is another senior litigator, and Joe Kelly co-heads the fraud and white-collar crime team. Liam Kennedy became the firm’s general counsel in January 2022 with Sarah Murphy taking on much of his disputes practice. Tom Casey is another name to note.