Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Kevin J. O’Connor, partner in the firm’s River Edge, New Jersey office, has been named a 2022 NJBIZ Leaders in Law honoree.
NJBIZ defines their process as “an open nomination period, followed by a selection of honorees by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system.” According to the publication, “the selections were based on legal professionals – lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their occupation and their communities is outstanding.” A celebration highlighting these professionals will take place on May 24 from 8-10 am at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.
Firm Chair, Steven M. Charney, commented “Kevin is an exceptional trial and commercial attorney, who possesses a steadfast commitment to client service, which, coupled with his immense legal knowledge and leadership skills, brings a great benefit to not only our clients, but our firm as a whole.” He continued, “He is certainly deserving of this recognition from NJBIZ, and we are proud to have Kevin as a partner and leader here at P&A.”
About Kevin J. O’Connor
Kevin O’Connor is chair of the Business Litigation practice at Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and vice-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with a focus on employment defense, business, and commercial litigation, including complex construction disputes. Kevin represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation. He has extensive experience in the areas of 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.
Kevin is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, an accreditation held by less than two percent of attorneys in New Jersey. In 2020, he was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the position of Chairman of the District XA Ethics Committee. In addition, Kevin is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a prestigious distinction that is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in a given jurisdiction. He is also an active member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Retail & Hospitality, Employment Law, and Construction Law Committees. He is a frequent lecturer and author of many published articles, including the Peckar & Abramson Business Owner Rights blog. He received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and his B.A. from Montclair State University.
Founded in 1987, NJBIZ states it is “New Jersey’s leading business journal.” The publication “produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies and provides 24/7 business news coverage through its NJBIZ.com website and multiple daily e-newsletters.” The publication also reports that it is “well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals.” Learn more about NJBIZ at NJBiz.com.
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is a national law firm with offices in New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL) and across Europe (through its founding membership in Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance). In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters.