General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group

Michael O’Connor became General Counsel of MassMutual in 2017. He joined the company in 2005 and began leading the Corporate Law and Government Relations team in 2008. MassMutual is a leader in LCLD’s Mentoring, Fellows, and 1L Scholars programs, and started its own 1L Diversity Clerkship Program, which offers paid experience to diverse, first-year law students. MassMutual was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2013, 2015, and 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2011 


Highlights of LCLD Participation


LCLD Board of Directors
Mark Roellig, Member, 2014-2017

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated: 
2018: Tokunbo Akinbajo, Helder Pereira; 2017: Jaime Genua, Courtney Reid; 2016: Sahang-Hee Hahn; 2015: Camille Donald; 2014: Patrice McGuire Sabach; 2013: Eleanor P. Williams; 2012: Kevin Rasch

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2018: Christina Isnardi, Swapnil Mehta; 2017: Sumanjit Mehmi, Coco Xiao; 2016: Beini Chen, Marva Graham, Benjamin Ruano; 2015: Thanithia R. Billings, Catherine T. Simes; 2014: Amena Ross; 2013: Xiaociao Zhang; 2012: Michael L. Fitzgerald, Amanda N. Mindlin

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013 

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2015, 2014) 
Leadership Summit (2018, 2016, 2015)


Member: Michael O’Connor

Diversity Professionals: Pia Flanagan, Lorie Valle-Yanez

Communications: Jim Lacey