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Hon. Alan M. Wilner, Court of Appeals of Maryland

Hon. Beth P. Gesner, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

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University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honor, 2004

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, The Business Lawyer
  • National Moot Court Team
  • William P. Cunningham Award

University of Maryland, B.A., 2000

  • Mock Trial Team
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Conor B. O'Croinin

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Conor B. O’Croinin represents clients in a range of commercial litigation matters, including cases involving real estate transactions, corporate veil piercing, and allegations of fraud. His clients have included individuals and corporations appearing before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding campaign finance issues. He also has experience representing clients in white collar litigation and representing lawyers facing disqualification motions. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. O’Croinin was selected as a “rising star” in Maryland by Super Lawyers.

Mr. O’Croinin previously clerked for the Hon. Alan M. Wilner of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and for the Hon. Beth P. Gesner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

In 2004, Mr. O’Croinin graduated with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law, and upon graduation was made a member of the Order of the Coif. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 2000.

Professional Highlights

  • Represented a real estate developer who was sued by a former partner in a 19-count complaint along with his former lawyers in connection with previous litigation between the partners. The firm drafted a comprehensive motion to dismiss and shared it with opposing counsel before filing it with the court. After reviewing the firm’s motion, opposing counsel agreed to dismiss the entire action with prejudice, and the matter terminated without the firm even having to enter its appearance.
  • Represented several cardiologists in disputes with their former employer over alleged violations of their covenants not to compete. All of the litigation settled, and the clients’ former employer did not pursue claims against the remaining physicians.
  • Represented senior officers and their corporation in connection with investigations by the Maryland State Prosecutor and the FEC concerning alleged campaign finance rules violations. Both matters settled, and the firm continues to provide advice to the corporation about the law of campaign finance.
  • We represented several cardiologists who were accused by their former employer of violating covenants not to compete. Two of the matters settled before any significant motions practice, and the employer subsequently dropped the matter entirely as to a third cardiologist.
  • We represented a real estate developer who originally sued his former partner in a contract dispute. The former partner filed a 19-count complaint against our client and the lawyers that represented him in the original litigation. The firm drafted a comprehensive motion to dismiss all counts, and shared it with opposing counsel before filing it with the court. Opposing counsel agreed to dismiss the entire lawsuit with prejudice.
  • We entered our appearance on behalf of party against whom a multimillion dollar judgment was entered by a Maryland trial court. The prevailing party sought in excess of $4 million in attorney’s fees pursuant to a contractual fee-shifting provision. After a four-day bench trial, the Circuit Court awarded the prevailing party $0 in attorney’s fees in response to our argument that the prevailing party had been overcompensated by the original judgment. Although this ruling was reversed on appeal, the appellate court directed entry of an attorney’s fees award of only $1.4 million, based on the trial court’s alternative finding that the prevailing party was not entitled to several million dollars in legal fees.
  • Assisted with a merits brief concerning Article III standing heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2011. On the last day of the term, the Supreme Court dismissed the writ of certiorari as having been improvidently granted, thereby affirming the lower court’s ruling in our client’s favor.
  • Represented senior officers and their corporation in connection with investigations by the Maryland State Prosecutor and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) concerning alleged campaign finance rules violations. Both matters settled, and the firm continues to provide advice to the corporation about the law of campaign finance. 

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Advocate Designation

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