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Attorney Scott O’Connell Named To Federal Court Advisory Committee
Manchester, NH, March 17, 2003 … Attorney W. Scott O’Connell, a partner of Nixon Peabody LLP, Manchester, was named a member of the Federal Court Advisory Committee for a three-year term by Chief Judge Paul Barbadoro, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The Federal Court Advisory Committee serves as a sounding board on court initiatives and ideas; initiates new ideas to improve court operations and procedures; considers, studies and recommends changes to local rules; and serves as liaison between federal practitioners and the court.
Mr. O’Connell serves as team leader for Nixon Peabody’s nationally-focused Financial Services and Securities Litigation Practice, where he manages 14 partners and several associates from throughout the firm. Mr. O’Connell represents banks, securities firms, insurance companies and regulated subsidiaries of non-financial companies in federal and state court litigation and before regulatory agencies. He has most recently published articles about federal privacy and anti-terrorism laws and the impact those laws have on the financial and securities industries.
Mr. O’Connell is well-known for his civic and professional involvement. He is vice-chairman of the Farnum Center for Substance Abuse, a state-wide alcohol and drug in-patient recovery program; volunteers for the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities; is past president of the New Hampshire Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse; and teaches a lunch-hour aerobics class at the Manchester YMCA. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Capital Campaign. This year, he was recognized among The Union Leader’s select group of those nominated for this year’s “40 Under Forty” program.