Howard Kennedy has welcomed IT director Tony McKenna to the firm.
McKenna will lead the IT team, ensuring strategic collaboration with the business, updating the IT resource model, and providing a future-proof technology foundation for business processes.
He is a Council member of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and chair of the ILTA UK Programming team.
McKenna commented: 'I’m delighted to be joining Howard Kennedy to help them realise their vision of delivering straightforward advice to ambitious clients.'
Chief operating officer Paul Roberts, said: 'We are very excited to be welcoming Tony to the firm. He is extremely experienced and well-respected in his field. As the legal industry continues to adapt and modernise, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, strong IT capabilities now, more than ever, are a necessity for any legal firm, and we look forward to Tony spearheading our continued IT development.'
McKenna was previously director of Information Technology at Gowling WLG UK. He has also held senior roles at magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy LLP.