We are delighted to announce that today Brian McElligott has been appointed Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. In this role, Brian will lead the Company’s regulatory compliance and due diligence of Altada’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) in the U.S. and Europe.
“Brian’s extensive experience across global markets and his deep understanding of regulatory trends in AI and IP are critical assets to Altada and its clients,” said Niamh Parker, Altada Co-Founder and Chief Legal Counsel. “We’re excited Brian has joined our team and we look forward to navigating the dynamic world of AI regulation and IP together, as we continue to innovate cutting-edge, industry-leading AI solutions with privacy-by-design that our clients can be confident in while putting our ethical values and privacy-by-design at the forefront of everything we do.”
Brian McElligott, Altada Technology Solutions’ Chief Intellectual Property Counsel added: “Legally, the AI industry is relatively uncharted territory. When regulation is created in response to innovation, that can pose a challenge for organizations to navigate. I am thrilled to join Altada’s team, which has a strong reputation in uncovering opportunities behind AI and I look forward to helping support the Company’s clients.”
Prior to joining Altada, Brian was Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, a full-service business law firm where he specialized in intellectual property and AI. He also held positions focused on IP and AI regulatory matters and compliance at William Fry Solicitors and A&L Goodbody, two of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. Brian brings 15 years of experience as a practicing attorney and over a decade of expertise in the rapidly changing global AI regulatory trends.
The appointment of a Chief Intellectual Officer is an important addition to Altada’s strong leadership team and will play a key role in advancing the Company’s continued growth trajectory.
“We are seeing an increase in the appetite for AI in the financial services sector and we know first-hand how important it is to instill confidence in our clients that they can deploy AI solutions without compromising their compliance standards. With Brian joining our team, we are in a strong position to optimize due diligence, underwriting and pricing capabilities while keeping in mind the new and existing regulatory dynamics in the space,” added Allan Beechinor, CEO and Co-Founder at Altada.
Other recent appointments include Denis Canty as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), Máire P. Walsh as Chief Commercial Officer and Trucle Nguyen as Chief Innovation Officer.