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Kevin J. O'Connor

Partner

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.

Credentials

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

News & Insight

Publication

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 case. For Law360 members, read more about the developments of this case through the link provided.

Publication

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 and officers insurance benefits to settle shareholder suits, a New York bankruptcy judge said Thursday, imploring them to add language that resolves the c…

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Ex-SunEdison Execs Get OK For $17M In Investor Deals

September 15, 2017

Hinckley Allen attorneys Jennifer V. Doran and Kevin O'Connor are involved in the ex-SunEdison Exec's case. For Law360 members, read more about the case through the link provided.

Publication

BBA Announces 2015 Law Day Co-Chairs

February 12, 2015

Spring still seems a long way away, but we’re already thinking about the main event of the season: Law Day Dinner. The BBA has confirmed its co-chairs for the 2015 Law Day Dinner, which will take place on May 27 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Meli…

Publication

Proceeding with and Avoiding Litigation in a Family or Closely-Held Business

October 31, 2014

Kevin O'Connor provides his advice on how to avoid, prepare, and if necessary proceed litigation as a family or closely-held business with the Radio Entrepreneurs.

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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 firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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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, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 3, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 26, 2017

The Chambers USA 2017 edition, has named 18 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields.The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2017 guide include: William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Christopher H.M. Ca…

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Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

June 10, 2016

The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2016 guide include: E. Jerome Batty; William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Michael J. Connolly; Scott E. Cooper; Margaret D. Farrell; Robert G.

Firm News

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 19, 2015

Publication Recognizes 20% of the Firm’s PartnershipThe Chambers USA 2015 edition, released on May 19, has named 21 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2015 guide include: E. Jerom…

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Events

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 up the steering committee for the annual event, this year featuring Attorney General Maura Healey as the keynote speaker. Kevin O’Connor…