Kevin J. O'Connor





Kevin’s practice focuses on business and intellectual property litigation. He prosecutes and defends suits involving securities, corporate and partnership governance, fiduciary duties, non-competition covenants, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, commercial contracts, and business torts. His clients include business entities and executives across a range of industries, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investment advisors, broker/dealers, REITS, biotech companies, pharmaceuticals, software firms, and retailers. Kevin has successfully handled “bet the company” cases in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals across the country. He also regularly practices in probate court, representing clients in disputes involving trusts and estates.

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2011-Present)
  • Dwyer & Collora, LLP
    • Partner
  • Wolfblock
    • Partner
  • Paragon Law Group
    • Managing Partner & Co-Founder
  • Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault
    • Partner
  • Ropes & Gray
    • Associate

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers in the category of Litigation: General Commercial
  • Fellow-Litigation Counsel of America (Honor Society for Trial Lawyers)
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating – AV Preeminent®
  • Massachusetts Tenants’ Organization, “Attorney of the Year”
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2006-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Business and Antitrust Litigation, Co-Chair (2011-Present)
    • Diversity Committee, Member (2003-2009)
    • Litigation Section, Steering Committee Member (2011-Present)
    • Council Member (2014)
  • Boston Bar Foundation
    • John and Abigail Adams Ball Steering Committee Member (2011)
  • Boston Lawyers Group for Diversity in the Profession
    • Steering Committee (2001-2004)

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
Firm News

Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

April 25, 2019

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the…

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38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year,

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Revised SunEdison D&O Allocation Pact Gets Judge's OK

October 3, 2017

Hinckley Allen attorneys Jennifer V. Doran and Kevin O'Connor are involved in the ex-SunEdison Exec's…


SunEdison Directed To Patch Up D&O Allocation Agreement

September 28, 2017

SunEdison Inc. and its affiliated solar yieldcos must amend a pending agreement to allocate directors…

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Past Event

BBA 2015 Law Day Dinner

May 27, 2015

Kevin O’Connor (Hinckley Allen) and Melissa Sampson McMorrow (Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP) will head…

Past Event

Business Litigation Session Year In Review

June 5, 2013

BLS Administrative Justice Janet Sanders and the judges who serve in the Business Litigation Session…

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