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.
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.
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.
News and Events
5th Annual EPLI ExecuSummit
Kevin J. O’Connor and Joseph Vento Co-Author Article in Law360 Construction Section
Twenty-Two Peckar & Abramson Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers
Kevin J. O’Connor Quoted As A Source in Business Solution Services BlogRead less
Admitted in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
State of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
State of New Jersey
Montclair State University
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
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