SERVICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation
Financial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

EDUCATION

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D. 2007, cum laude
  1. President of the SMU Law Review Association
  • Pepperdine University, M.A. 2003
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.S. 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

SUPPORT STAFF

Melissa Stuckey
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 214-651-4541
E: Melissa.Stuckey@strasburger.com

John O’Connor

Partner

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, Texas 75202
T: 214-651-2070
F: 214-659-4010
E: john.oconnor@strasburger.com

    
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John O’Connor focuses his litigation practice on resolving complex commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of industries and has significant involvement representing clients in the financial industry.  He has particular experience with securities actions, fraud and bad faith litigation, class actions, corporate and contractual disputes, False Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation, and technology litigation. John is well-versed in conducting internal investigations and advising the boards of directors and executives of sophisticated corporate clients.  He has also litigated multiple contentious matters in some of the country’s largest bankruptcy proceedings, including plan confirmation disputes, claim disputes, and adversary proceedings.

  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  1. Past Member
  2. Board of Directors, Dallas Chapter
  • Family Gateway
  1. Host Committee, Day to Play Fundraiser
  • Named Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star® by Thomson Reuters (2018)
  • Selected to the Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute (2016)
  • Selected to Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class (2014)
  • Named 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Recipient of the State Bar of Texas’s 2012 Frank J. Scurlock Award

John O’Connor focuses his litigation practice on resolving complex commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of industries and has significant involvement representing clients in the financial industry.  He has particular experience with securities actions, fraud and bad faith litigation, class actions, corporate and contractual disputes, False Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation, and technology litigation. John is well-versed in conducting internal investigations and advising the boards of directors and executives of sophisticated corporate clients.  He has also litigated multiple contentious matters in some of the country’s largest bankruptcy proceedings, including plan confirmation disputes, claim disputes, and adversary proceedings.

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  1. Past Member
  2. Board of Directors, Dallas Chapter
  • Family Gateway
  1. Host Committee, Day to Play Fundraiser

HONORS

  • Named Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star® by Thomson Reuters (2018)
  • Selected to the Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute (2016)
  • Selected to Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class (2014)
  • Named 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Recipient of the State Bar of Texas’s 2012 Frank J. Scurlock Award
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