Colleen O'Connor represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, focusing on securities litigation and white collar matters. She has experience defending clients facing U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and enforcement matters. Colleen's experience includes researching and drafting motions, preparing for witness interviews, assisting companies in investigating alleged offenses, and participating in trial preparation.
Colleen maintains an active pro bono practice and has assisted clients in immigration, child custody, and domestic violence proceedings.
During law school, Colleen worked with local companies and entrepreneurs through Notre Dame's Community Development Clinic, where she helped clients structure and form their organizations and counseled clients on best practices for their businesses.
Prior to law school, Colleen worked for the New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) as a trial preparation assistant. While working at DANY, she assisted state prosecutors in several homicide and sexual assault trials and worked closely with state prosecutors on several cases from arrest to sentencing.
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. magna cum laude 2019; Dean's Circle Fellow [Top 10%]; Executive Online Editor, Notre Dame Law Review; Notre Dame Moot Court Board; Recipient, A. Harold Weber Moot Court Competition Award; Recipient, Faculty Award for Excellence in Deposition Skills and Medical Malpractice); Duke University (B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies 2014)
- New York
- Intern, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois (Summer 2017); Trial Preparation Assistant, New York County District Attorney's Office (2014-2016); Intern, Albany County Department of Law (Summer 2013)