Irish law firm, Matheson, has today announced the opening of an office in San Francisco. With over 650 staff headquartered in Dublin, this expansion represents the firm’s third US office – and its fifth office globally.
The opening is in response to the continually increasing client demand on the West Coast for Irish legal services and it builds upon the firm’s presence in the region through its existing West Coast office in Silicon Valley.
The new office will be led by Matheson West Coast Head Partner, Mark O’Sullivan, together with technology and privacy partner, Chris Bollard, who joins the firm on 1 August.
Commenting on the opening, Matheson Managing Partner, Michael Jackson said, “The global technology industry is booming, fuelled by advancements in emerging areas such as AI and data analytics. Post-Brexit, Ireland, with an already large presence of technology multinationals, has the capacity to benefit from additional US investment into Europe.”
He added, “The opening of our San Francisco office will support our continued collaboration with our clients and help them to remain competitive as they deal with the complexity of the current market conditions.”