Corrine Irish maintains a diverse practice representing individuals and companies in commercial, civil rights and criminal/regulatory matters. 
    Corrine litigates and counsels clients on a wide range of complex commercial disputes, many involving complicated issues of international law. Corrine has significant experience representing companies and individuals in internal investigations, government enforcement actions and white collar criminal matters. Her practice also includes advising and litigating issues of First Amendment, media and intellectual property rights.

    As a member of the Public Service Initiative, Corrine has litigated death penalty cases, as well as civil rights and federal habeas cases for indigent clients, at the trial and appellate level. Corrine has also served as counsel for amici clients before the US Supreme Court.

    Corrine has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2011-2016 editions of New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine, featuring outstanding young lawyers, a distinction that recognizes New York lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less.

    From 2005 to 2007, prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Corrine served as a law clerk, first to the Honorable William G. Young of the US Court for the District of Massachusetts and then to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Corrine is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She was also appointed to the Pro Bono Panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

    Corrine is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School and was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School in 2008 and 2009.
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    • Representing and advising government contractor in internal and regulatory investigation of employee malfeasance.
    • Representing former FIFA soccer official in connection with “FIFA prosecution” in the Eastern District of New York.
    • Defending foreign investment fund in contract dispute.
    • Advising government agency on First Amendment policies.
    • Successfully representing client wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in state and federal habeas proceedings and in obtaining an absolute pardon from governor based on innocence.
    • Successfully representing four journalists arrested during the Ferguson protests in civil rights lawsuit.
    • Arguing constitutional claims before the Second Circuit and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals regarding deficient prison conditions and diminishing opportunities for release.
    • Defending client in state trial court facing a new sentencing hearing in a capital murder case.


    • Harvard University, J.D., 2004
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1999


    • District of Columbia, 2006
    • New York, 2005


    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
    • Recognized in New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2016, a distinction that honors the top 2.5% of lawyers age 40 or under, or who have been in practice for less than 10 years.

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    • “Terminating a Pre-1978 Copyright Transfer,” Law 360 (co-authored with Pierre Bergeron) August 15, 2011.
    • “Public Right of Access “Unmoored” in the Southern District of New York: First Amendment Right of Access to Administrative Proceeding,” Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter, February 25, 2010.

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