• Jennifer Cashman

    Partner

    Partner

    contact

    +353 21 4802708

    Practice Areas

    Cyber and Data Protection, Employment Law, Healthcare

    Location

    Cork

    Experience

    Jennifer Cashman is Practice Group Leader of RDJ’s Employment Team and a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Cyber and Data Protection Teams.

    With more than 20 years’ experience acting for employers across key sectors of Irish business, Jennifer is nationally regarded for her encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law.  Jennifer is the “go-to” advisor for employers in both the public and private sector. Key clients include scaling and established Irish companies, public authorities, universities, and multinational companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics sectors. Her focus is on providing strategic business advice and practical, commercial solutions for clients.

    During 2020, Jennifer’s response to the global Covid-19 pandemic included advising on significant data protection concerns, such as temperature testing and test result sharing as part of the firm’s Cyber and Data Privacy Team. In this complementary role, Jennifer continues to provide advice on GDPR queries of data subjects, international data transfers, employee data and compliance training and data breaches.

    Strengthening the Team’s focus in the medical-technical sector, Jennifer is a member of RDJ’s Healthcare Team, acting for clients including pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, numerous medical device companies, and nursing homes. Advice includes regulatory and employment healthcare-specific issues, in respect of which Jennifer represents her clients before the Courts and the WRC/Labour Court. 

    Jennifer is regularly invited to contribute as a key-note speaker at employment law and HR conferences, events and webinars for CIPD, Legal-Island and White Paper Conference Company Limited. She is a recognised thought-leader on various employment law and HR issues, in particular in the areas of retirement ages and age discrimination. 

    Jennifer is one of RDJ’s nominated members of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC) and sits on the BICC Life Sciences sub-committee.

    Education

    University College Cork (BCL) (LLM)
    University College Dublin (Diploma in Employment Law)

    PROFESSIONAL

    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

    ACCOLADES

    • Jennifer has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer (Band 1) in Chambers Europe and is also recommended as a leading Individual in Employment Law in The Legal 500
    • Client say she provides "a really excellent service in terms of responsiveness" and "her knowledge and expertise is comprehensive and current" - Chambers Europe (2021).
    • "Jennifer Cashman has been outstanding in her dealings with us – her expertise in the area of employment legislation is very evident and she has guided us expertly through difficult issues. She is readily available to us which is very reassuring when serious issues arise" - The Legal 500
    • One client notes "Her up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of employment law is very impressive and means that we completely trust her advice," while another says that she is admired "for her practical, business-focused advice" - Chambers Europe
    • "a brilliant employment lawyer who provides supportive, practical and efficient advice, and is hugely experienced in her field" - Chambers Europe
    • "a world class speaker with an unparalleled knowledge of employment legislation" - Attendee feedback from Legal Island Annual Review of Employment Law

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