General Counsel, MassMutual 

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 Top Performer in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2011 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

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

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated: 
2023: Daryll Odierna, Nicole Lim; 2022: Julie Shields, Marina Warner; 2021: Karol Sierra-Yanez, Bernadette Harrigan; 2020: Emilia Sales, Sucharita Varanasi; 2019: Kady Von Schoeler, Cynthia Christie; 2018: Tokunbo Akinbajo, Helder Pereira; 2017: Jaime Genua, Courtney Reid; 2016: Sahang-Hee Hahn; 2015: Camille Simpson; 2014: Patrice McGuire Sabach; 2013: Eleanor P. Williams; 2012: Kevin Rasch

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2022: Briana Woody; 2021: Jayda Cruz; 2020: Garrett Shaikh, Yeram Choi; 2019: Jooyoon Chang, Shana Hurley; 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 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2018, 2015, 2014) 
Leadership Summit (2018, 2016, 2015)

Member: Michael O’Connor

Diversity Professionals: Cathy Bradlee, Christine Juhasz,
Noell Tuesta

Communications: Laura Crisco