Dennis O'Riordan is a barrister and special consultant at Paul Hasting's London office. Before that he was a partner at the firm, and before that he was at all sorts of places.
Only it turns out that many of those places were, erm, fictional.
O'Riordan has just been suspended for three years by the Bar Tribunals and Disciplinary Service for lying on his CV about pretty much everything. O'Riordan claimed that he'd gone to Oxford (nope - the
UEA), Harvard (nope), got a first (nope), was a Doctor of Philosophy (no), was a member of
the New York Bar (no), a member of the Irish Bar (no) and an Eldon
Scholar (no). He even lied about having schooled at Radley. Why would anyone want to pretend to have been to Radley?
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This is not only embarrassing for Paul Hastings. O'Riordan was an important guy who was general counsel at some big banks. All of whom appear to have done less than stellar due diligence.
Read more on Friday.