Mr Kenan Furlong > A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
D01 H104

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and White Collar Crime.


Kenan is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He leads both our White Collar Crime Group and our Corporate Reputation team. He has advised on many of Ireland’s most high profile corporate crises in recent years. He has market leading expertise in white collar crime, reputational issues, and business-critical commercial disputes. 

Kenan advises on internal investigations, whistleblowing complaints, dawn raids, money laundering, bribery/corruption, cybercrime, market abuse/insider dealing and export controls/sanctions issues. He also advises clients on managing their relationships with various regulators in Ireland and abroad.

Kenan’s corporate reputation practice involves advising on reputational issues, including crisis communications and defamation cases. He has particular expertise in internet-based defamation.


Kenan is a regular contributor to the national and international debate on white collar crime. He is the only Irish lawyer to chair the International Bar Association’s Business Crime Committee. He has presented to the Irish Government on draft legislation, lectures at several Irish universities, and has chaired international conferences in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Washington, Panama, Vienna, Istanbul, Rome, Dubai and Kraków.

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Ireland > White-collar crime

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Kenan FurlongA&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 > Media and entertainment

A&L Goodbody LLP‘s media and entertainment practice sits within the firm’s commercial and technology team, and specialises in providing technology companies with advice on regulatory, data protection and commercial matters. The team also handles defamation cases, with litigation specialists Kenan Furlong and Nicholas Cole leading on this work. John Whelan heads the team, and John Cahir is also a key figure in the practice; both focus on technology and data privacy matters.