Continued growth for Halebury as senior in-house lawyers Rod McDonagh and Daniel Adams join the team
Halebury continues to expand its team of senior in-house lawyers. This past week has seen technology and media lawyer Daniel Adams and technology and telecoms specialist Rod McDonagh join the business.
Daniel joins Halebury from his role as co-founder and sole legal counsel at REVL, a mobile app start-up. As co-founder, he was heavily involved in all aspects of the business including fund raising and business development activities as well as acting as sole legal counsel. In addition to pure legal roles, Daniel has held commercial roles at various companies in the digital / technology space including Adjust your Set, ZEFR, Dailymotion and Livestation and is passionate about the sector. Daniel began his career in private practice at Olswang and Baker & McKenzie, where he worked in the TMT departments on general commercial and corporate work. He was also a senior in-house lawyer with AOL, where he dealt with a broad range of contractual matters and provided regulatory advice on IP, data protection and e-commerce issues. He commented:
”Halebury’s unique business model provides the perfect infrastructure for me to build my own legal practice whilst also offering me direct access to Halebury’s established client base of leading media and technology companies.”
Rod is a senior commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ international and domestic legal experience representing both publicly traded and privately held companies, most recently in the telecommunications and technology sectors for companies including Nokia, Alcatel Lucent, Genesys Telecoms and Gateway Computers Inc. Rod advises and assists in all forms of commercial transaction work (including distribution agreements, tenders, licencing, IP, professional services, outsourcing, joint ventures, compliance and governance) and in the resolution of company and commercial disputes. He is an experienced executive and non executive director and chairman. He has a background as a commercial barrister and worked at Holborn Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn.
Rod commented: “Halebury continues to pioneer the provision of legal services in this time of great change. It is a privilege to be part of the team.”
Speaking about the recent hires, Halebury Chairwoman and Co-Founder Janvi Patel said: “Daniel and Rod are fantastic additions to the team. They bring strong commercial expertise across TMT to benefit our many clients in this arena.”
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