Jeffrey Conner is Lecturer in Law and teaches Transactional Skills at UCLA School of Law. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Frontier Communications Corporation, a Fortune 500 telecommunications company with $9 billion in annual revenue. Before that, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Dole Food Company, Inc. Conner's principal areas of focus were M&A, corporate finance, securities, and corporate law and governance. He also handled numerous other types of transactions, managed the lawyers reporting to him, and oversaw litigation.
Conner obtained his B.A. summa cum laude from UCLA where he received the UCLA Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was on Harvard Law Review. He also clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After law school, he was an associate at Dykema Gossett PLLC and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.