Mr Roddy Bourke > McCann FitzGerald > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald

Work Department

Commercial Disputes, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Dispute Resolution & Litigation


Roddy’s practice includes: commercial disputes, including international and jurisdictional issues defending product liability claims in respect of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products; product recall and safety patent and other IP disputes insurance policy interpretation, and representing insureds and insurers in D&O, commercial indemnity and other disputes Roddy Bourke has chaired the Law Society’s Litigation Committee and Arbitration/Mediation Committee and is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.


Admitted 1985 (Ireland), admitted 1991 (England and Wales).


Graduate of University of Limerick (BBS); Queen Mary College, London (LLM); Post Graduate Diploma EU Competition Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Roddy BourkeMcCann FitzGerald

The ‘very capable‘ team at McCann FitzGerald has extensive experience in litigation in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, with particular expertise in product liability disputes and patent litigation. The team also handles a range of non-contentious matters, including corporate transactions for leading pharmaceutical companies and regulatory issues, particularly in relation to pricing and reimbursements and medical devices. The practice is led by Roddy Bourke, who is highly regarded for his product liability expertise; Fiona O’Beirne, who has extensive experience representing originator companies in patent litigation; and David Lydon, who handles corporate matters.

Ireland > Insurance

Highlighted for its ‘good technical knowledge‘ and ‘strong commercial practicality‘, McCann FitzGerald has extensive experience in M&A and group restructurings and reorganisations in the insurance industry, in addition to handling complex insurance disputes. Darragh Murphy leads the non-contentious side of the practice, which covers regulatory and corporate matters including cross-border transactions and Brexit planning. Roddy Bourke and Brian Quigley are among the key contacts for contentious matters, acting on coverage disputes (including two high-profile test cases relating to business interruption cover), professional indemnity claims and regulatory investigations.