O'Connor, Michael Aidan, b. 1953, lawyer

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O'Connor, Michael Aidan, b. 1953, lawyer

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b. 1953


Michael O'Connor studied at Brooklyn College and New York Law School. He was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, during the bank's legal proceedings against international asbestos giant Turner & Newall plc (T&N), 1987-1997.

Recognising the value of corporate documents uncovered during the discovery process of the bank's lawsuit against T&N, O'Connor began sending copies of key content from the T&N archive to victim support groups, the media, lawyers, doctors, and historians. In March 1995 O'Connor was presented with a Freedom of Information Award for his efforts to supply British victims of asbestos-related diseases with documents supporting their compensation claims.


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Created by Anna-K Mayer, 19 April 2017




  • correspondence with Mr O'Connor, April 2017
  • Tweedale, Geoffrey (2001) 'Magic mineral to killer dust: Turner & Newall and the asbestos hazard' (Oxford: University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-924399-0)

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