P. Kevin Connelly - McDermott Will & Emery


Kevin Connelly focuses his practice on employment matters, such as discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law, whistleblowing, statutory leave and traditional labor law. He is experienced in both trials and appeals, and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to class and collective actions.

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  • Robinson v. Tellabs, Inc., 391 Ill. App. 3d 60 (Ill App. Ct. 2009) Obtained an affirming judgment for employer in a class action that reduced salaries by imposing mandatory unpaid days off for overtime-exempt employees*
  • Ofori-Tenkorang v. American Int’l Group, Inc., 460 F.3d 296 (2d Cir. 2006) Obtained affirmation of a trial court’s holding that § 1981 did not extend extraterritorially to alleged discrimination overseas*
  • Thomas v. AIG Marketing, 133 Fed. Appx. 738 (11th Cir. 2005) Represented an employer in a sexual harassment claim because an altered work assignment and work criticism were neither severe nor pervasive under Title VII standards*

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  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, volunteer part-time teacher (literature and civics) and coach (boys’ soccer, girls’ basketball, and debate), 2007 to 2014
  • St. Laurence Grammar School (Elgin), volunteer teacher (junior high “genius incubator”), 2016 to 2018


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, 1975
Georgetown University, BSFS, 1972


Courts/ Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States