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Katelyn M. O'Connor
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Katelyn M. O'Connor

Associate

Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
 

How Katie Helps Clients

Katie’s practice concentrates on complex litigation in state and federal court, specifically class and collective actions. 

Katie has significant litigation experience in a variety of industries with a focus on business disputes in the financial, energy, and construction sectors. She has represented clients in a number of different venues, including jury trials in state and federal court as well as arbitration. She also has managed complex litigation and has taken and defended numerous individual, corporate representative, and expert depositions. In addition, Katie has experience responding to subpoenas and other third-party discovery requests.

In addition to her litigation experience, Katie also served as national coordinating counsel for a leading technology company, providing strategic advice and defending a portfolio of litigation in jurisdictions around the country. She has also counseled clients regarding their employment practices and policies.

Katie maintains an active pro bono practice. In connection with a collaboration with the Innocence Project, she and a team of other lawyers successfully exonerated a woman who had spent more than a decade in prison wrongly incarcerated. In addition, Katie has assisted various civic organizations for which she has, among other things, attended board of director meetings and/or drafted minutes as well as resolutions or bylaws for board and committee meetings. 

What Clients Can Expect

Katie is an energetic, detail-oriented litigator. Her diligence positions the client to achieve favorable results. Katie is also able to identify and understand a client’s business needs and objectives and considers those things when developing a legal strategy.  

Outside the Office

Katie enjoys exercise of all varieties, but especially hiking, spinning, yoga, and barre, as well as documentaries, novels, and travel. When she is not working, she is likely doing one of those things, spending time with her family, or walking her dog.