Mr. Connolly was a career prosecutor with the Antitrust Division from 1980-2013. He was Chief of a Division regional field office. While few antitrust cases go to trial, Mr. Connolly had a significant number of trials, including obtaining a then record fine of $134 million after a jury convicted an international company of aiding and abetting a price fixing cartel.
In private practice, Mr. Connolly has represented companies and individuals in antitrust and other criminal matters. He authors an award winning blog, Cartel Capers, (www.cartelcapers.com) that covers cartels, competition and compliance. His written publications are often cited, including by Judge Richard Posner in Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics, 775 F.3d 816, 826-27 (7th Cir. 2015).