Direct-to-consumer business models
In private practice he has become a trusted source for businesses in the direct to consumer (DTC) shipping industry. Mr. O’Leary not only has developed DTC shipping models, he has successfully defended DTC models in front of state regulatory agencies and prevailed in court decisions challenging a client’s DTC shipping model.
He authored three U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs on DTC legal issue and numerous other amicus briefs at Federal Circuit Court and State Supreme Court levels.
Recognition and advocacy
Mr. O’Leary is active on the liquor advocacy and policy side and in 2020 successfully advocated for and drafted legislation that legalized cocktails-to-go in Illinois.
He was recognized in 2022 & 2023 for his legal accomplishment by the Irish Legal 100, a group that honors the top Irish attorneys in the legal field. Mr. O’Leary also was named in 2023 to the VinePair 50, which recognizes the top influencers in the liquor industry.
Mr. O’Leary is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and Indiana and before the United States Supreme Court, the 4th Circuit, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Mr. O’Leary is admitted to: Practice in Illinois and Indiana
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 4th and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court