David P. O'Connor, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Strategic Investment Relationships and Initiatives and General Counsel
David P. O’Connor, Esq., joined Delaware Investments in 1996 and spent several years in the firm’s legal department, where he was associate general counsel. In June 2005, he was promoted to senior vice president, strategic investment relationships and initiatives, where his responsibilities included overseeing the firm’s sub-advisory relationships, including investment responsibility and coordination of the firm’s Investment Review Committee, and working with the firm’s executive team on strategic opportunities. In late 2005, he took on additional responsibilities when he became the firm’s general counsel, where his responsibilities include overseeing the Legal and Compliance departments. Additionally, O’Connor is chairman of the board of directors for Macquarie Collective Funds plc, Delaware Investments’ offshore mutual fund complex.
Prior to joining Delaware Investments, O'Connor was an associate in the business and finance department of the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and investment company work. O'Connor is a member of the board of directors for Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization providing urban high school and college students with the necessary resources to achieve a college education. He received a bachelor's degree from Gordon College and earned his juris doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law.