Kathleen O’Connor handles public policy and regulatory affairs for Shatterproof. She is also a member of the Public Policy and Regulation practice of Dentons in the firm’s New York and Albany offices. With a concentration in administrative and regulatory law, she provides regular advice and counsel to clients interfacing with state agencies.
Ms. O’Connor regularly assists clients in developing and implementing strategies to achieve their public policy objectives, including drafting and monitoring legislation. She appears before executive and agency levels of government to negotiate settlements, contracts and mediated outcomes for many commercial clients and projects.
Ms. O’Connor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 1999 after graduating from Fordham Law School. She has appeared for clients and argued in the Southern District of New York. Ms. O’Connor’s government experience includes serving as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor John G. Rowland in Connecticut and Assistant to the Counsel for Governor George E. Pataki. In addition, she has experience with tax exempt and non-tax exempt deals in Connecticut as well as the New York State income tax deal.