Kevin O’Connor is the Chief Legal Officer for Point72. Mr. O’Connor joined Point72 in June 2015 from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he served as Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance. Prior to joining UTC, Mr. O’Connor was a partner and chair of the white collar practice group at the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani.
Mr. O’Connor’s legal career includes extensive public service. He served, upon appointment of President George W. Bush and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, as United States Attorney for Connecticut from 2002-2008 and as Associate Attorney General of the United States from 2008-2009. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, Mr. O’Connor also served as Associate Deputy Attorney General, Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, and chair of the Department’s Intellectual Property Task Force. In 2008, Mr. O’Connor received the Edmond J. Randolph Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor. Mr. O’Connor previously worked in the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. William H. Timbers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. O’Connor received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame, and graduated with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Mr. O’Connor is a recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors Trinity Health of New England, an integrated health delivery system and owner of five hospitals in New England. Mr. O’Connor also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut.