Laura Myles is the Head of Data Privacy and Intellectual Property at Flynn O’Driscoll LLP with 25 years’ experience in intellectual property and technology law and practice. She leads the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law department.


Prior to joining Flynn O’Driscoll, Laura founded and for many years operated her own firm, TradeSecrets Limited, which later merged with Flynn O’Driscoll. Laura has extensive experience in advising clients in a wide range of intellectual property, commercial, technology, and data protection matters. Over the course of her career, she has also worked in-house for large multi-national corporations both in Ireland and the US. Laura advises on all aspects of data protection and privacy, including GDPR compliance projects and implementation from small to large scale, contract drafting, review and negotiation for data-driven companies (including both standard and complex contracts) as well as advising on personal data breaches, risk mitigation, and response plans.


  • Intellectual property – trade marks, licensing, assignments, development agreements and various research related or commercialisation agreements.
  • Regulatory and clinical trials; product recalls.
  • Commercial contracts.
  • GDPR – compliance, policies, procedures, agreements, queries – DD.


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree MA in Law and Business, De Paul University, Chicago
  • LLB Postgraduate Degree in Law (Hons) at the National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Masters in European and Comparative Law (LLM) (Hons) through the University of Limerick
  • Diploma in Arbitration Law at University College Dublin.


  • A member of The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (Data Protection)
  • A member of International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch)

‘Laura Myles is an excellent lawyer with great attention to detail. An absolute standout individual in terms of negotiations – easily the best I’ve ever worked with in this regard.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

‘Laura Myles has the amazing ability to communicate along with delivering. She is always extremely professional, clearly very dedicated to her clients and very easy to work with.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

‘Flynn O’Driscoll have a unique setup to allow them to work with both small and large clients.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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