JIM O’CONNOR, a partner in the New York office, represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters and capital markets transactions. His experience includes public and private offerings of all types, including IPOs and other common equity transactions, preferred stock offerings and secured and unsecured debt transactions (registered and 144A), including retail and institutional medium-term note programs. In addition to securities transactions, his practice includes consultation with clients regarding corporate governance matters and public company reporting obligations.
Jim regularly represents clients in capital markets transactions involving companies in a broad range of industries, including REITs, financial institutions and finance companies, energy companies, auto manufacturers and consumer products. Those transactions have included debt offerings for BorgWarner, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and Colgate-Palmolive and representation of the underwriters in six IPOs in recent years and in debt and equity offerings by numerous issuers including American Honda Finance Corporation, Daimler, PSEG, Camden Property Trust, Great Western Bancorp and Walker & Dunlop.
Jim has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and the International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers as a leading lawyer in his field.
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1991 (cum laude, Note and Comment Editor, Albany Law Review)
- Georgetown University, B.A., 1986