December 22, 2021

Tracey L. Mancini
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Phillips Lytle LLP Associate James R. O’Connor Appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors of WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Associate James R. O’Connor has been appointed secretary of the board of directors of WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse (WNY United). WNY United is a community-based agency designed to increase awareness, educate and mobilize a broad cross-section of individuals and groups to participate actively in proven strategies to prevent substance abuse.

At Phillips Lytle, Mr. O’Connor focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, securities litigation and fraudulent conveyance. In addition, he also practices in labor and employment, including discrimination, retaliation and ERISA litigation. His experience includes conducting workplace investigations and counseling businesses on employee benefits, risk management and compliance. Mr. O’Connor has additional expertise in land use and civil rights litigation.

Mr. O’Connor earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2014 and a Bachelor of Science from University of Detroit Mercy, graduating summa cum laude in 2010.

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