Vice President & Chief Counsel, AOL Inc.
Kelly O’Connor is Vice President and Chief Counsel at AOL Inc. providing legal support for AOL’s media brands, including The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, MAKERS, Moviefone, and AOL.com. She has been with AOL for fifteen years focusing on commercial transactions and partnerships, licensing, marketing, distribution, product review, and integration of newly acquired companies. Over the last 3 years she has helped The Huffington Post launch local editions in seventeen countries, including Brazil, Mexico, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and several European countries. She leads AOL Legal’s pro bono program, is a contributing author of ”Pro Bono Service By In-House Counsel – Strategies and Perspectives” (PLI 2010), and is the president of the board of directors for Northern Virginia's nonprofit legal aid organization, Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Kelly has served as a special committee member for the National Capitol Region chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and as a speaker for the Media Law Resource Center, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and the Pro Bono Institute.