US Ambassador to be guest speaker at Chamber lunch

US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley will be the guest speaker at the Galway Chamber Spring Business Lunch on Monday next April 27 in Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway at 12.30 pm.

Kevin F O’Malley was sworn in as US Ambassador to Ireland on September 30, 2014 and presented his credentials to President Michael D. Higgins on October 8, 2014. Ambassador O’Malley has strong Irish roots. Both of his parents were Irish and his paternal grandparents emigrated from Westport in County Mayo approximately one hundred years ago.

He held dual citizenship with Ireland and the United States until the confirmation process for this position. Ambassador O’Malley, an attorney, was a partner at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., in St Louis, Missouri whose trial skills have earned him Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

The Ambassador has been an adjunct professor both at Washington University School of Law and St. Louis University School of Law. Galway has been twinned with St. Louis since 1997.

He is a nationally recognized author of a treatise on jury instructions that is used in federal jury trials throughout the United States. He is known as a talented leader, expert manager, and forthright public speaker and he has been consistently chosen by the editors of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in medical negligence defence and white collar criminal defences. Based on a career that has emphasized collegiality and common sense in litigation, he recently received the Award of Honor of the Lawyers Association of St Louis, a recognition by plaintiffs and defendants attorneys of his abilities to resolve conflicts in a courteous and professional manner.

To attend the Galway Chamber Summer Business Lunch which is sponsored by KPMG, contact Elaine Murphy on 091 563536 or email [email protected]


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