CLARE O’BRIEN has been a partner of Shearman & Sterling since January 1995. She joined the firm in 1988 and in 1989 moved to the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where she has worked on a large variety of public and private transactions, including public company restructurings, joint ventures and large public transactions. She also advises clients regularly on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate law questions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Brien worked with the law firm of Brady & Tarpey, P.C., where her practice included cross-border corporate transactions, litigation and domestic relations. Ms. O’Brien began her legal career at the Irish law firm of Eugene F. Collins & Son, and was admitted to the Irish Roll of Solicitors in 1985.
Ms. O’Brien has a degree from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, and a B.A. in Legal Science from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a member of the board of Lawyers Alliance for New York.