Frances M. O'Connor


Frances O'Connor concentrates her corporate practice in various business areas, including:

  • business acquisitions and dispositions
  • equity financing and municipal bond financing
  • new business start-ups
  • general corporate governance matters
  • employment agreements
  • shareholder relations, executive severance arrangements, and securities compliance
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification filings

Her representative clients include large public companies (both U.S. and foreign), mid-sized privately held companies, start-up businesses, and family-owned businesses, as well as individual business executives, physicians, and sole proprietors.

During law school, Frances served as an assistant editor and notes editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.


Professional Activities

Frances is a member of the board of directors of Cepstral LLC, a member of the board of directors of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, and a previous member of the board of trustees for Shady Side Academy.



  • Pennsylvania


  • Georgetown University, BA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif