Kevin J. O’Connor

Kevin O’Connor is a Partner on the Commercial Litigation Team at Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and has over 20 years’ experience as a trial attorney.  

Kevin J. O’Connor

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“Our Commercial Litigation Practice Group strives to provide solutions that will help your business succeed in the long run.”

Bio

His areas of concentration are EPLI and D&O defense; class action defense; partnership and corporate dissolutions; construction litigation; unfair competition; restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation; RICO and securities law defense and Computer Fraud & Abuse Act and Computer Related Offenses Act claims. Mr. O’Connor also provides representation in ethics matters (except New Jersey District XA).

In 2016, Mr. O’Connor was invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”). Mr. O’Connor is a frequent lecturer on employment and construction law issues and has published numerous articles in those areas. He is a contributing editor for Law.com.

Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor  from Rutgers University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Review.

 

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

State of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

District XA Ethics Committee (Morris and Sussex), 2006 to present

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2016 to present

Defense Research Institute, 1996 to present

Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, 2015 to present

Morris County Bar Association

Education

Montclair State University, B.A.

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.

Awards

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017 - 2018

Publications & Presentations

"The Evidentiary Impact of EEOC Reasonable Cause Determination," DRI In - House Quarterly, August 2014.

"Hacking, Wiretapping and Other Misdeeds as Protected Activity", American Bar Association Section of Litigation, E-Newsletter, Spring 2014.

"Employee Theft of Documents and Other Misdeeds: The Limits of Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright," New Jersey Law Journal, January 2014.

“Employee Theft Claims under the CFAA: The Latest Chapter,” American Bar Association E-Newsletter, June 2012.

“Untethered Front Pay,” New Jersey Law Journal, Aug. 13, 2012.

“Piling On: Admission of “Me Too” Evidence,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Aug. 2012.

“Pitfalls of Litigating Claims Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and New Jersey Computer Related Offenses Act,” New Jersey Law Journal, April 18, 2011.

Co-author, “Sword or Shield: N.J.'s Consumer Fraud Act in Construction Litigation,” New Jersey Law Journal, Oct. 18, 2010.

“Misappropriating Data to Further a Claim—Theft or Protected Conduct?,” American Bar Association E-Newsletter, Fall 2011.

“Lost Wage Claims and the Whistleblower Act,” New Jersey Law Journal, Dec. 5, 2011.

Contributing Author, Virginia Construction Law, West 2008.