This week in our MHC Life Series, we hear from Aoiffe Moran, a Senior Associate in our Public, Regulatory and Investigations team. Aoiffe chats about everything from her first job at a family delicatessen to a typical day for her.
Tell us a bit about you and your career journey to MHC – what inspired you to get into this career?
I was initially drawn to law due to the transferable nature of the skills. At one stage, I recollect aspirations of moving into politics and becoming the next Hillary Clinton.
It has taken me time to work out that public, regulatory and administrative law is an area of law which I am very drawn to. During my career to date, I have focussed on it, to varying degrees and even accidentally at times. Now, I have found a law firm which not only practices but has a leading practice in the area, so I count myself very lucky.
What was your first job?
My first job was at a family delicatessen in Dublin city centre. I swiftly realised that I had overestimated my knowledge of cheese and cured meats so the job was sadly short lived.
Talk us through a typical day for you
My alarm goes off a little earlier than I tend to get up. I find that a glass of water first thing works wonders. This is immediately followed up by a frothy latte – my partner and I have become increasingly professional home baristas, much to the chagrin of the local coffee houses which have certainly seen a fall-off in sales.
As a daily bit of exercise, which helps to keep me balanced (mentally and physically), I alternate between an online yoga session or a quick jog around the local park. Once I’m settled at my desk, I check what is at the start of my list and I go from there.
In the evening, I am happy to curl up on the sofa after a home-cooked meal and read a book or watch tv, although I’ll confess, I don’t do the cooking.
What TV shows have you binge watched recently?
The White Lotus and Succession
What books have you read recently?
I received a present of a book by Haruki Murakami called Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. It is described as science/speculative fiction which isn’t my go-to genre, but I was pleasantly surprised.
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