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James O'Connor

Partner
Baird Holm, LLP

James E. O’Connor is the chairperson of the Technology and Intellectual Property Practice group and a member of the Corporate Section of the firm. He represents the firm's clients with respect to the development, acquisition and use of technology and other forms of intellectual property. In addition, he assists clients with matters involving e-commerce, the internet, privacy and security, risk assessments and emerging technologies. Mr. O'Connor represents clients in the financial, health, technology and cyber industries.

Prior to joining the Firm in 1999, Mr. O'Connor worked for a Fortune 500 insurance company for 17 years in various positions including Senior Counsel & Special Technologies Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. He counseled senior operations and division officers on all aspects of their business, chaired the negotiating teams responsible for acquiring mission critical technologies, and structured and negotiated complex systems integration agreements, software development transactions and hardware acquisitions.

Mr. O'Connor has also served as Secretary and General Counsel for a national software development and services company.

Mr. O’Connor is active in the legal community. He taught “Technology and the Law” at Creighton University School of Law for nearly a decade and is currently teaching "Law of Electronic Commerce." He is a member of the Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, the Computer Law Association and the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law and Section of Science & Technology. Mr. O’Connor is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) for his work in Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law and Great Plains Super Lawyers 2009 for his work in Information Technology/Outsourcing