Edward O'Connell, chief operating officer, Arnstein & Lehr
The Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced that Edward J. OConnell has joined the firm as its chief operating officer. OConnell began his career with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP before moving on to Union Special Corp., an international manufacturer of industrial sewing equipment, where he served in several financial capacities, including as its chief financial officer. He also served as senior vice president, finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of Genderm Corp., a pharmaceutical manufacturer and both Delphi Information Systems and Hey Company LLC, two e-commerce businesses. His law firm experience includes serving as chief financial officer for Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, managing director of Gardner, Carton & Douglas LLP, and chief operating officer of Keck, Mahin & Cate. Licensed in Illinois as a certified public accountant, he received his accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame.