Kyle Connors joined Ropes & Gray’s corporate department in 2021 and practices primarily in the strategic transactions group. During law school at the University of Virginia, Kyle served as the Managing Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and as a board member of the Virginia Health Law Association. In addition, Kyle participated in the Patent and Licensing Clinic, where he worked on patent prosecution and licensing matters for the UVA Licensing and Ventures Group. He also spent a summer as an intern in the Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Health and Human Services, where he gained experience in programs related to public health, drug pricing, and academic research investigations.
Prior to law school, Kyle attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating with Distinction with Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Music. During that time, Kyle worked in the chemistry laboratory of Dr. Joshua Coon as a student research assistant and at Waisman Biomanufacturing, a contract manufacturer of clinical trial vaccines and therapies.
- Author, “Federalism and Contagion, Reevaluating the Role of the CDC,” 12 ConLawNow 75 (May 2020)
- Co-author, “Mitochondrial protein functions elucidated by multi-omic mass spectrometry profiling” Nature Biotechnology (September 2016)
- Cited, Florida v. Becerra No. 821-839, 2021 LEXIS 114297, at *34 (M.D. Fla. June 18, 2021)
- Cited, “The Erosion of Trust During a Global Pandemic and How Public Administrators Should Counter It,” American Review of Public Administration (July 13, 2020)
- Cited, “Federalism: Fault or Feature, An Analysis of Whether the United States Should Implement a Federal Pandemic Statute,” Washburn Law Journal (January 8, 2021)
- Cited, “The Prosecutorial Implications of COVID-19,” Washington Lawyers Magazine (September/October Issue 2020)
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2021
- BS (Microbiology and Music), with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018