December 22, 2021

Tracey L. Mancini
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Phillips Lytle LLP Promotes Three Attorneys to Senior Associate

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP announced it has promoted attorneys Jeremy M. Amar-Dolan, James R. O’Connor, and William V. Rossi to senior associate as of January 1, 2022. All three attorneys are based in the firm’s Buffalo office.

“In all they do, Will, Jeremy, and Jim demonstrate the highest ideals that Phillips Lytle places on client service and firm citizenship,” said Phillips Lytle Managing Partner Kevin M. Hogan. “We look forward to their continued contributions as they progress in their legal careers with Phillips Lytle.”

Mr. Amar-Dolan, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, has broad experience in all phases of litigation, and has a strong focus on representing financial institutions involving complex products.

Mr. O’Connor focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, securities litigation, and fraudulent conveyance. In addition, he is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, with experience in discrimination, retaliation, and ERISA litigation. His practice also 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. Rossi concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, including breach of contract, antitrust and trade practices, business disputes, commercial real estate litigation, and trusts and estates litigation. He also advises clients on compliance with data security and privacy regulations.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit