Cormac Connor is a trial lawyer and litigator with experience in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation matters. His experience at the Firm includes representing BP in connection with government investigations and related litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. Cormac has also assisted clients in a variety of industries, including, pharmaceuticals, automotive, chemical manufacturing, and textiles as they manage and respond to government criminal and civil investigations. Cormac has assisted clients with investigations by agencies including the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Office of Foreign Asset Control pertaining to allegations of fraud, procurement fraud, criminal antitrust, obstruction of justice, import/export and customs violations.
Before joining the Firm, Cormac served as an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly four years with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Cormac was the lead prosecutor on 25 criminal trials and was responsible for investigating hundreds of criminal cases. As part of his investigative work, which included dozens of Grand Jury investigations, Cormac interacted regularly with law enforcement personnel, located and interviewed witnesses, evaluated evidence and coordinated analysis of evidence by forensic expert witnesses.
Beyond his prosecutorial experience, Cormac also has worked as a civil litigator at law firms in Washington, D.C. and in Denver, Colorado. While in private practice, Cormac appeared and argued numerous times before state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal, as well as private arbitrators and mediators. Throughout his career, Cormac has represented clients in a broad range of industries and practice areas that have included commercial contracts, intellectual property issues and tort claims.
Special Achievement Award - U.S. Attorney’s Office, 2011
Pro Bono Service Award - McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, 2007