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Lauren J. O'Connor

Associate

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4924
Fax: (617) 790-6788
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Lauren J. O’Connor is a litigation associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Boston office.  She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, primarily representing corporations and their directors and officers in all stages of litigation, including appeals.  Ms. O’Connor has handled securities and general contractual disputes on behalf of both companies and executives in state and federal courts, as well as before FINRA.

As a member of the Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group, Ms. O’Connor represents consumer banks and financial services companies in high-stakes disputes in the courts and before government authorities challenging the legality of their products and services, corporate practices and regulatory adherence. Ms. O’Connor also defends class actions, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, and individual cases with systemic exposure for national banks ad mortgage lenders and servicers.

Ms. O’Connor’s litigation experience also includes the representation of employers in federal and state courts regarding claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state employment laws.  Additionally, she defends employers in litigation involving federal and state wage and hour laws, including class and collective actions. 

Ms. O’Connor currently serves as the co-chair of the Diversity Action Team for the Boston office.  Ms. O’Connor also volunteers her time teaching a group of junior high students from Boston Collegiate Charter School about appellate advocacy through Discovering Justice, a Boston-based non-profit.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Connor focused her practice on professional liability defense, employment law, business litigation, real estate disputes and insurance coverage litigation.  Ms. O’Connor has substantial experience representing physicians, medical practice groups, laboratories, and nursing homes involved in medical professional liability lawsuits throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The New England Super Lawyers publication and Boston Magazine recognized Ms. O’Connor as a “Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014.

Lauren J. O’Connor is a litigation associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Boston office.  She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, primarily representing corporations and their directors and officers in all stages of litigation, including appeals.  Ms. O’Connor has handled securities and general contractual disputes on behalf of both companies and executives in state and federal courts, as well as before FINRA.

As a member of the Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group, Ms. O’Connor represents consumer banks and financial services companies in high-stakes disputes in the courts and before government authorities challenging the legality of their products and services, corporate practices and regulatory adherence. Ms. O’Connor also defends class actions, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, and individual cases with systemic exposure for national banks ad mortgage lenders and servicers.

Ms. O’Connor’s litigation experience also includes the representation of employers in federal and state courts regarding claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state employment laws.  Additionally, she defends employers in litigation involving federal and state wage and hour laws, including class and collective actions. 

Ms. O’Connor currently serves as the co-chair of the Diversity Action Team for the Boston office.  Ms. O’Connor also volunteers her time teaching a group of junior high students from Boston Collegiate Charter School about appellate advocacy through Discovering Justice, a Boston-based non-profit.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. O’Connor focused her practice on professional liability defense, employment law, business litigation, real estate disputes and insurance coverage litigation.  Ms. O’Connor has substantial experience representing physicians, medical practice groups, laboratories, and nursing homes involved in medical professional liability lawsuits throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The New England Super Lawyers publication and Boston Magazine recognized Ms. O’Connor as a “Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014.

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School (2007)
    National Moot Court Team, Regional Champion
  • B.A., College of William and Mary (2004)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Publications