On November 15, 2013 the YW introduces the Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2013 at the 40th Annual SALUTE Luncheon. We congratulate Kathy O’Connor on this recognition!
Kathy O’Connor is a Litigation partner in Weil’s New York office. She has been a litigator for over 20 years and has been recognized by leading legal publications, including The Legal 500 (US) 2011. Ms. O’Connor brings a unique perspective to the practice because of her experience as an in-house lawyer at Merck, where she managed the Vioxx® litigation.
Since leaving Merck for private practice, Ms. O’Connor focuses on commercial disputes, complex product liability claims, consumer fraud class actions, licensing and co-development disputes, and government investigations. She regularly advises clients on overall strategy and coordination issues, particularly in complex matters involving concurrent civil and government actions. Ms. O’Connor consults regularly with clients to manage and mitigate risk.
Ms. O’Connor received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Florida State University. Ms. O’Connor serves on the Board of Directors of New York Live Arts.