Joe Kelly is a Partner in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He has developed a strong litigation practice in the Commercial Court and co-leads the Fraud & White Collar Crime Group. He advises clients involved in regulatory investigations and/or prosecutions brought in the criminal courts. He is a lead adviser to financial institutions and automobile companies in relation to recent high profile investigations in Ireland. In addition, Joe co- heads A&L Goodbody's boutique Gaming and Betting practice.
"A prominent figure in the market... A notable presence in top-tier commercial disputes. The go-to in Ireland... a keen understanding for solutions." (Chambers Global 2019)
"Calm, thoughtful, reassuring, intelligent, and creative in his thinking." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Global Elite Lawyer (Entertainment) and International Thought Leader in Business Crime Defence and Sports & Entertainment (2018) and Entertainment (2019)." (Who's Who Legal)
"Very hands-on and accessible. He appreciates the bigger picture and is practical and clear-cut in his advice." (Chambers Global 2016)
Joe is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Irish Branch, and is a practicing Arbitrator. He is a founder member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and is a practicing Mediator, having been involved in approximately 50 Mediations to date. Joe is a former chairman of the Law Society's Arbitration and Mediation Committee and a former member of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee. He is also on the Law Society of Ireland Panel of Mediators. Joe is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, one of the leading international organisations in the Betting & Gaming industry.