O’Gorman steps up as new Arthur Cox chief

Irish independent firm Arthur Cox has selected corporate partner Brian O’Gorman as its next managing partner.

O’Gorman will replace incumbent Pádraig Ó Ríordáin in November. Ó Ríordáin is stepping down after two four-year terms as managing partner to return to full-time fee-earning.

Ó Ríordáin has combined his management responsibilities with high-profile work, including leading Arthur Cox’s advice on a number of areas related to the restructuring of Ireland’s financial services sector. In 2007 he was named chair of the Financial Legislation Advisory Forum, which has advised on drafting new financial services legislation.

O’Gorman has been a partner at Arthur Cox since 2000.