Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor is a distinguished trial and appellate litigator focusing on complex commercial cases, including state-wide, nationwide and cross-border class actions. He is cited and consulted for his legal knowledge by business and legal publications including The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Law360, the Rand Institute and others.
Tad represents corporations, limited liability companies, banks, funds, brokerages and other entities and individuals in federal and state courts around the country and before arbitration tribunals in the United States and Europe. He has been involved a number of times in obtaining discovery outside the United States under international conventions and treaties. He also has concentrated experience handling significant real estate matters related to commercial and hotel properties around the country, including the representation of hotel operators in disputes with owners. His successful work in this area has contributed significantly to the firm’s Real Estate and Hotel Litigation Practice Group receiving recognition as a national Tier 1 practice in the "Litigation - Real Estate" category from U.S. News - Best Lawyers. In addition, Tad represents software and computer companies in a variety of intellectual property matters.
As a result of his work, Tad has been appointed by courts to serve as a bankruptcy trustee and as a director of a facility administering large product liability settlements. He is recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top lawyers in the United States in the area of “Litigation: Trade Secrets.”