Julian is the Managing Partner of A&L Goodbody, having been re-elected for a third 4 year term in 2018. Since his appointment, ALG has been strategically focused on: building strength and depth of specialist practice groups; expanding its international focus and footprint; using technology and different resource models to improve efficiency and develop new products and services; attracting and developing the very best talent; and increasing its commitment to being a responsible business including diversity and inclusion and pro bono strategies. ALG is regularly regarded as Ireland's leading law firm demonstrated by recent accolades such as "International Firm of the Year" (Legal Business Awards, 2019), " Most Innovative Law Firm" (IFLR, 2019), "Irish Law Firm of the Year" (Chambers Global, 2018) and "Ireland's Most Innovative Law Firm" (The Financial Times, 2019). In 2019 the firm again topped the rankings in each of Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR. In addition, ALG has been independently recognised as a Great Place to Work, Ireland's Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law (for 8 successive years) and was the first law firm to be awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark. Prior to his appointment as MP, Julian was a specialist M&A and ECM lawyer and headed up A&L Goodbody's London office between 2003 and 2010. Julian is a member of the National Council of IBEC which is Ireland’s largest employer representative organisation, sits on the advisory board of Accenture Ireland and is a non-executive director of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.