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The co-founder of the New York based law firm Lyons McGovern, LLP, Desmond manages the legal needs of domestic and international high growth companies, finance professionals, government entities and high net worth individuals. Desmond acts as outside counsel for his clients’ businesses, advising on all areas of contracts, employment/HR law and strategic planning.

Desmond also serves as a Director of a U.S. based publicly traded bank and as a part-time elected Judge in Westchester County.  Desmond is the Chair of the Federal Bar Council, Westchester Committee and a member of the Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Panel of the Southern District of New York.

Desmond is also a member of the Lawyer’s Committee for the Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Ireland-U.S. Council.  Desmond has been selected as an honoree in the Irish Echo Top Law and Order edition and has been designated a Super Lawyer for the N.Y. Metro Area.

Desmond has appeared on the FOX News Channel and a legal analyst on WFAS News Radio.