Young Conaway Announces eDiscovery Counsel Alyssa O’Connell

August 3, 2023Press Release

Young Conaway is pleased to announce that Alyssa O’Connell has joined the Corporate Litigation and Counseling section as eDiscovery Counsel. 

She will consult with clients and co-counsel regarding eDiscovery and advise the firm’s litigation teams on eDiscovery best practices and data privacy issues.  She will also serve on the firm’s eDiscovery committee.

About Alyssa O'Connell

Ms. O’Connell has over 20 years of litigation experience having graduated from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 2002.  She recently worked at an AmLaw 100 firm where she expanded her niche practice and led eDiscovery matters in high stakes litigation pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Superior Court.  She is a member of several professional organizations including the Delaware State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

“We are elated that Alyssa has joined Young Conaway,” stated Tammy Mercer, Chair of the Corporate Litigation and Counseling section. “The eDiscovery experience and expertise that Alyssa brings to this dynamic and important aspect of our corporate litigation practice will strengthen our proficiency, and assist us in achieving our clients’ goals.”

Michael Nestor, Young Conaway’s Vice Chair commented, “Alyssa’s experience and knowledge base will expand Young Conaway’s ability to provide our clients and referral sources with critical and invaluable eDiscovery expertise in high stakes litigation.  We look forward to expanding the breadth of the firm’s eDiscovery practice, and Alyssa will be a critical component of the Firm’s success.”

About Young Conaway’s Corporate Litigation and Counseling Section

Young Conaway corporate attorneys litigate cases involving the fiduciary duties of directors, officers, and others under Delaware law. 

They are best known for their work in high-stakes, fast-paced, bet-the-company litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery.  The section handles M&A litigation, derivative suits, control disputes, alternative entity disputes, and proceedings brought pursuant to Delaware statutory provisions, all in the Court of Chancery. 

Young Conaway attorneys also counsel special committees of boards of directors on their duties under Delaware law, advise companies facing activist stockholder matters, and serve as expert witnesses on Delaware matters, among other things.

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