Christine O'Connor joins Choate
Choate Press Release
| June 2, 2009
Choate today announced that Christine O’Connor has joined the firm as a Senior Associate in its Litigation Department, where she will continue to focus her practice in the areas of complex securities litigation, investigations and proceedings brought by government enforcement agencies, and corporate governance and officer and director liability.
Prior to joining Choate, Ms. O’Connor was an Associate in the Securities and Government Enforcement Practice Group at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP. She was named a 2008 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in the areas of securities litigation, business litigation, and general litigation. Ms. O’Connor has extensive experience representing companies and their management in a range of industries against allegations of financial improprieties, antitrust violations and backdating of stock options. She also represents boards of directors in conducting internal corporate investigations and providing corporate governance advice.
“This is an important lateral hire for Choate as we continue to focus on adding top talent to our firm’s nationally known core practice areas. Christine will be a great addition to our highly respected business and securities litigation team, and we are very excited to have her on board,” said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, Co-Managing Partners.
Ms. O’Connor received her JD in 2000 from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Law Review. She received her BA in political science from The University of New Hampshire in 1981. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.