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Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor

Associate

WSG Practice Industries

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Dykema
Illinois, U.S.A.

Profile

Kevin Connor is an associate in Dykema's Business Litigation and Privacy and Data Security groups. Mr. Connor’s litigation practice includes representing clients in all phases of business and commercial litigation, including premises liability defense, class action defense, commercial contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, torts, and government compliance matters. Mr. Connor’s privacy and data security practice includes advising domestic and international clients on issues of breach response, employee training, risk assessment, policies and procedures, corporate compliance projects and revising services agreements to include adequate privacy and data security protections.

Mr. Connor maintains a robust pro bono practice. He has represented clients in asylum cases, criminal appeals, civil rights cases, guardianship cases, records expungement petitions, and represents the elderly and disadvantaged in contract disputes. Prior to rejoining Dykema, Mr. Connor worked at a nonprofit on Chicago’s West Side, providing counseling and legal services to young people from one of Chicago’s most distressed neighborhoods.  Mr. Connor is also a member of the Diversity Awareness Committee in Dykema’s Chicago office. 

While in law school, Mr. Connor served as a Lefkow Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation in Chicago and externed at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He also worked at the MacArthur Justice Center on class-action civil rights cases for prisoners, and spent his third year of law school in Northwestern’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, where he was a criminal justice advocate for young people.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2015

Indiana, 2020

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015 Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 2007
Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Litigation | Political Compliance, Elections & Campaign Finance | Privacy and Data Security

Articles

Adding up the Numbers: DOJ Announces Its False Claims Act Recoveries for 2020
Dykema, February 2021

In January 2021, the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) announced $2.2 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30.[1] Although this amount is substantial, it nonetheless represents the smallest recovery figure in 10 years. These figures reflect the Trump administration’s unaggressive enforcement efforts and its restrictive view of the FCA. As recently as 2016, FCA recovery exceeded $4.5 billion. Recoveries in 2019 were $3...

New Tools for Clean Money: Congress Enacts Expansive Measures in AML Act
Dykema, January 2021

On January 1, 2020, Congress overrode President Trump’s veto to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 6395 – 116th Congress (2019-20)), which includes the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “AML Act”). The AML Act revises the Bank Secrecy Act to bolster the government’s power to identify and regulate suspicious banking activity...

Whistle While You Work: Congress Strengthens Protections for Employees Reporting Antitrust Violations
Dykema, January 2021

The President recently signed into law the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S. 2258) (116th Cong. (2020)), which amends the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004. It grants stronger protections to employees who come forward with claims of antitrust violations. Specifically, the law prohibits employers from discharge, demotion, or suspension, as well as any discrimination against any employee who assists in a government antitrust investigation...

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