Kevin J. O'Connor is a Shareholder at Godfrey & Kahn. Kevin is chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group and has offices in both Madison and Milwaukee. He has more than twenty years of experience in antitrust, trade regulation, and consumer litigation and counseling.
Before joining the firm, he served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of antitrust enforcement and head of the Office of Consumer Protection and Antitrust in the Wisconsin Department of Justice. During his tenure in government, Kevin chaired the National Association of Attorneys General's (NAAG) Multistate Antitrust Task Force. He led multistate working groups litigating cases involving resale price maintenance, insurance boycotts, mergers, price-fixing, complex indirect purchaser litigation and exclusionary practices. He was also lead state counsel in the case brought by 19 states and the US-DOJ against Microsoft. He has also litigated criminal bid-rigging cases in state court. His experience encompasses industries as diverse as health care, high technology and intellectual property, vitamins, electric utilities, cattle dealers, retail distribution, telecommunications and many others. Kevin also prosecuted white collar crime cases involving securities fraud, tax fraud and antitrust violations as an Assistant Attorney General. His extensive experience has proven to be a valuable asset to the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations team.