Kenan Furlong, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Kenan Furlong

Kenan is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He has advised on some of Ireland's most high profile corporate crises in recent years. He has market leading expertise in white collar crime, reputational issues, commercial disputes and insurance law.


Kenan heads our Fraud & White Collar Crime Unit with Joe Kelly. He advises clients on internal investigations, whistleblowing issues, dawn raids, and money laundering issues. He also advises clients on managing their relationships with various Irish regulators and the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and on assisting with investigations by foreign regulators such as the SFO, the IRS and the SEC. Kenan is a regular contributor to the national and international debate on white collar crime. He has presented to the Irish Government on draft legislation, lectures at a number of Irish universities, and has chaired/spoken at international conferences in Washington, Panama, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai and Dublin.

Kenan advises the firm's clients on key reputational issues. This can involve assisting clients with crisis communications or advising on defamation proceedings or complaints to the appropriate regulator. He has particular expertise in internet defamation.

Kenan also advises on a wide variety of business-critical commercial disputes and is an insurance law expert. He advises a number of UK and Irish insurers on their business-critical commercial risk claims and policy issues.

Market Recommendations

  • "He is technically very good". (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "Leading lawyer." (Who's Who Legal of Asset Recovery 2016)
  • "A growing reputation for his increasing activity on high-profile cases." (Chambers Global 2015)
  • "Among the world's leading Business Crime Defence lawyers." (Who's Who Legal 2014)


  • M.Phil, University of Cambridge, 1998
  • BCL, University College Dublin, 1997
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2001

Professional activities

Kenan is Chairman of the International Bar Association's Business Crime Committee.

Kenan Furlong

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among the world's leading Business Crime Defence lawyers

(Who's Who Legal 2014)