Alison Mitchell, General Counsel for humanitarian aid agency, GOAL, is the only lawyer in Ireland working for a “non-profit” who has been named on the prestigious ‘The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Ireland 2019’.
The publication was launched at law firm Matheson’s Dublin offices and recognises GCs and senior in-house legal counsels who have made a significant impact on the organisations and industries they work with, which includes innovation, advisory excellence, and advancing innovative work practices and models. In addition to non-profit, the public sector, technology, life sciences, and financial services were among the sectors included.
Alison Mitchell joined GOAL in November 2015 and is based at the NGO’s HQ in Dublin. Following the publication of this year’s list, Ms Mitchell thanked The Legal 500, as well as Matheson, for hosting the event. In particular, she thanked her colleagues at GOAL.
‘‘It’s great to see the hard work of friends and colleagues representing a diverse range of industries that includes non-profit, tech, commercial and banking sectors being recognised by The Legal 500. Thanks to all my colleagues at GOAL for their continued support and dedication to such worthy humanitarian causes.’’
GOAL’s CEO, Siobhan Walsh, said the inclusion of GOAL’s general counsel on the GC Powerlist Ireland 2019 is truly appreciated and a reflection of the calibre of people on our senior leadership team.
“Alison is highly respected by her colleagues within GOAL and I’m delighted that she is now recognised in this public capacity by the wider legal community. Alison has played a vital role in our development and we are very proud of her.”
Before joining GOAL, Alison acted as general counsel with Calor Gas Ireland and prior to that, as a corporate associate with experience in M&A, corporate restructuring, commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance with top tier law firms, Maples & Calder and Matheson. Prior to compiling The Legal 500 GC Powerlist, the directory canvassed opinions from law firm partners and in-house counsel across Ireland to identify corporate counsel that have been instrumental in changing or forming opinions within their company or industry.