Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2022

About Anne Anne O’Connell, Principal of AOC Solicitors qualified as an Irish Solicitor and New York Attorney in 2001. Specialising in Employment Law, Anne practiced with the Chief State Solicitors Office and top tier Irish law firms. In 2017, Anne set up her own boutique employment law firm in Dublin, and thus AOC Solicitors was born. The firm has achieved great success and continues to grow and expand. The in-depth experience through the various firms in which she has practiced has given Anne a high-calibre, strategic and practical approach to employment law issues. She is noted for her commercial thinking, swift turnaround and is passionate about achieving a resolution for the client. Anne is an active member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee and the Employment Law Section of the International Bar Association (“IBA”). Anne has been invited by the IBA to be on one of the panels at the IBA Annual Employment and Diversity Law Conference in Madrid in September, 2022. Anne continues to lecture and tutor regularly for the Law Society. Anne is also frequently asked to speak at HR and Legal Conferences. In January 2022, Anne took over as author of the European Developments feature for the Irish Employment Law Journal; and has also been identified as leading author in the Lexology Legal Influencers for Employment – Europe during the last 12 months. Over the past two decades Anne has built up a well-earned reputation as being a stand-out leader in the field of employment law in Ireland. In 2022, Anne was named as a Leading Individual in Employment Law by Legal 500 and a ranked Employment Law Lawyer by Chambers Europe. Anne balances her work with playing tennis and yoga and is an avid fan of horseracing, rugby and GAA. Anne O’Connell Ireland Employment Law Lawyer of the Year Principal of AOC Solicitors “The success of Anne and the Teamis down to their unrivalled ability to offer clear, up-todate advice and concise guidance in employment law issues togetherwith their amazing work ethic.” 48

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