Former lacrosse standout Kevin J. O'Connor enters a two-year term as first vice president of the Monogram Club. He will serve as president of the Club from 2015-17.
Mr. O'Connor, former Associate Attorney General of the United States - the third-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Justice - and United States Attorney for Connecticut, currently serves as Vice President, Global Compliance for United Technologies. In that role, O'Connor leads the global business practices function for UTC, ensuring full implementation and robust compliance with the Code of Ethics throughout the operating units globally.
Prior to joining UTC, O'Connor was a partner in the Connecticut and New York offices of Bracewell & Giuliani. Mr. O'Connor's practice focused on the representation of companies and individuals in government investigations. Mr. O'Connor also conducted internal investigations and advised clients on compliance and corporate governance matters.
As Associate Attorney General, Mr. O'Connor was responsible for overseeing the work of thirteen components in the Department of Justice, including the Tax Division, Antitrust Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Civil Rights Division, Civil Division, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Information and Privacy, Fore
ign Claims Settlement Commission and the United States Trustees.
As the United States Attorney for Connecticut, the state's chief federal law enforcement officer, a position he held for more than five years, Mr. O'Connor's office garnered a reputation for the prosecution of environmental crimes, public corruption and corporate fraud matters. Mr. O'Connor personally prosecuted or litigated many of those cases, appearing in court on behalf of the government and negotiating deferred prosecution agreements.
During his recent government service, Mr. O'Connor also served as Chief of Staff to the United States Attorney General, Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the Department's Intellectual Property Task Force. Mr. O'Connor's broad experience with the Department of Justice in both Washington, D.C. and the field included testifying before Congress on tax, intellectual property and other matters, participation in numerous national and international law enforcement forums as a panelist and speaker and litigating matters on behalf of the United States in both federal district and circuit courts.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. O'Connor served as Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, as Corporation Counsel for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut, and as a litigation partner and associate in private law firms in New York and Connecticut.
Mr. O'Connor served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Timbers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1992-93.
A three-time Monogram winner in lacrosse, Mr. O'Connor competed with the Irish from 1986-1989, appearing in 41 games. He picked up 78 career ground balls and served as captain of the 1989 squad, earning All-Great Lakes Conference and All-Midwest First Team honors as a senior.
Kevin resides in West Hartford, Conn., with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children.