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July 15, 2014 – Locke Lord Chicago Associate Nicholas O’Conner has been named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-level associates of color in law firms, corporations and government. He will be profiled in the Lawyers of Color Hot List 2014 issue, scheduled to be published July 28.
Honorees were chosen through an extensive process that included reviewing peer nominations and researching legal publications in order to identify promising candidates with noteworthy accomplishments.
O'Conner concentrates his practice on business litigation and consumer finance. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also an FAA-Certified commercial pilot. He earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2010 and his B.A. in Aviation-Aircraft Systems from Ohio State University in 2006.
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