It is the missing link in John R. Connolly’s biography. The one you will not hear about on the campaign trail. For all his talk of his experience as a teacher, Connolly has spent far longer, 12 years, as a lawyer.
His legal career has taken him into the offices of Ropes & Gray, one of the city’s top law firms, where as an entry-level lawyer he assisted in corporate transactions, including the leveraged buyout of a large private company. He has worked in bankruptcy law, and became a partner at his own small firm, where he handled minor business transactions while spending the bulk of his time on the City Council.