Founder: Colin Carroll

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LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |


I am the MD & Founder of the LBDC (Lawyers’ Business Development Club) .  I have worked as a lawyer in London, Dublin and the United States.

LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

The  Lawyers’ BD Club (LBDC)  is an international organisation for lawyers interested in business development.  It was established in London in 2011.  The  LBDC  now has international chapters in LondonDublinDubai │ Boston │ New York.  The LBDC launched in San Francisco on 21 January 2016.


LBDC: Guest Speaker Events

We have held 100+ inspirational “TED” style Talks in

  1. London
  2. Dublin
  3. Paris
  4. Dubai
  5. Boston
  6. New York
  7. San Francisco

LBDC | Guest Speakers

LBDC  guest speakers have included:


  1. Peter D Sutherland SC (Chairman of Goldman Sachs International)
  2. Richard Hytner (Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi)
  3. Ronan Dunne (CEO of O2 Telefonica UK)
  4. Steve Immelt (Global CEO of Hogan Lovells)
  5. Margaret Byrne (CEO of Sunderland Football Club)
  6. Des Crowley  (CEO of Bank of Ireland UK)

New York

  1. Ricardo A. Anzaldua (Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MetLife Inc.)
  2. Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc)
  3. Maria Konnikova (author of the New York Times bestselling book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes”)
  4. David Zweig (author of “Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion”  – A Top Business Book to Read in 2015)


  1. Gareth Lambe, CEO of Facebook Ireland
  2. Louise Phelan (PayPal EMEA boss)
  3. Martin Shanahan (CEO of IDA Ireland: the Irish Government Agency responsible for FDI)
  4. Julie Sinnamon (CEO of Enterprise Ireland: the Irish Government Agency)


  1. Dorie Clark (author and marketing strategy consultant recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press and Fortune)


  1. Adil Khan (CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, MENA)

LBDC:  The General Counsel Dining Club 

The LBDC also runs a series of exclusive private-dining events for General Counsel.

LBDC:  Managing Partners’ Private-Dining Events

The LBDC organizes a series of exclusive private-dining events for Managing Partners’ of global law firms.

LBDC | Sponsors 

Other international chapter sponsors have included:

  1. Goodwin Proctor  |  San Francisco
  2. Clifford Chance  |  New York & Dubai
  3. Hogan Lovells  |  New York
  4. Morgan Lewis  | New York
  5. Sullivan & Worcester LLP  |  Boston
  6. Reed Smith  |  London
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills  |  London
  8. CMS Cameron McKenna  |  London
  9. Wragge Lawrence Graham  |  London
  10. Alston & Bird LLP  |  London
  11. Arthur Cox  | London
  12. Bank of Ireland UK  | London
  13. Allied Irish Bank GB  |  London
  14. Arthur Cox  |  London
  15. William Fry  |  London & Dublin
  16. Matheson  |  London
  17. A&L Goodbody  |  London
  18. Boston College (Global Leadership Institute)  |  Dublin
  19. Kerman & Co  |  Dublin
  20. ByrneWallace | Dublin
  21. Donohoe & Co  |  New York & Dubai
  22. Hult International Business School  |  London
  23. Invest Northern Ireland  |  London

Colin Carroll:  Professional Qualifications

Colin qualified as a lawyer in Ireland in 2005.

Colin qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 2010.

Colin Carroll:  Academic Achievements

Trinity College Dublin

Colin holds an honors degree in Law (LL.B.) from Trinity College, Dublin (2001), graduating in the “Top 10” in his class.

Trinity College Dublin

Colin studied Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (1996-1997) obtaining first class honors before studying for an undergraduate degree in law at the same university.

Law Society of Ireland

In 2003, the Law Society of Ireland awarded Colin, the Patrick O’Connor Memorial Prize for obtaining the highest mark in Ireland in their Law of Equity examination.

Law Society of Ireland

Colin holds a Diploma in Applied Finance Law from the Law Society of Ireland (2005).

Regent’s University London

Colin is an experienced and Accredited Mediator: Regent’s University London, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (2009).


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Colin Carroll

LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Paris  |  Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070
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Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

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