Shannon T. O’Connor, a partner in the firm’s Municipal and Government Law and General Liability groups, was quoted in an article for the Erie Times-News discussing the need for regulations for the growing public art scene in Erie, Pennsylvania.
In “Rules Are on the Way as Erie Revels in Mural Mania,” Shannon talks about public art and the First Amendment and how changing laws present obstacles for developing future rules for murals.
“The really difficult part for them is going to be understanding the patchwork of cases pertaining to murals and the First Amendment … The law is always in flux with the First Amendment analysis.”
“Rules Are on the Way as Erie Revels in Mural Mania,” Erie Times-News, November 10, 2019
Shannon T. O’Connor focuses her practice on municipal and governmental liability, professional liability, general liability, and matters involving employment and labor. She defends clients in a range of matters in both federal and state court, and has taken nearly 10 trials to verdict in the Northern District of New York on Section 1983 civil rights matters and Title VII employment discrimination cases. She also has significant appellate experience, and has submitted several briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.