Lawrence Daniel O'Neill, American lawyer, consultant, entrepreneur. Bar: Maryland 1975, District of Columbia 1978, United States Supreme Court 1980, United States Court Claims 1982.
O'Neill, Lawrence Daniel was born on May 16, 1946 in Granite City, Illinois, United States. Son of Lawrence Frederick and Dorthy Lee (Breckenridge) O'Neill. His mother was a member of Breckenridge family of Virginia and Kentucky, his father, a direct descendant of the ancient O'Neill clan of Ulster. His father, a famous American fighter ace, was a career officer in the U.S. Navy and he spent his childhodd at various naval stations in the Pacific, the US and the Mediterranean. He returned to the USA to enter University, enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam war and served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army Security Agency. Upon discharge, he joined the U>S Information Agency, serving in Washington, D.C. and in India. He joined the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy in 1974 and served until 1981. He then entered private law practice in Washington, D.C., moved to Paris in 1988 as Secretary General of the Societie International de Telecommunications Aeronautique. In 1994 he established his own practice, O'Neill and Company in Dublin and New York.
Student, University Missouri, 1964—1966. Bachelor, University Maryland, 1970. Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1970.
Juris Doctor, University Baltimore, 1975.
Cryptologist-linguist National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, 1966—1970. Foreign Service officer United States Information Agency, Washington, New Delhi, 1970—1973. Budget officer United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, 1973—1974.
Assistant to Director, Director Policy, White House Office Telecommunication Policy, 1974—1978. Associate Chief Counsel National Telecommunications & Information Administration, United States Department Commerce, 1978—1981.
Chairman, Chief Executive, Technology Analysis Group, Washington, 1981—1987. Washington Counsel, Fenwick, Stone, Davis & West, Palo Alto, California, 1982—1986. Partner, Winston & Strawn, Washington, 1986—1988, Of Counsel, 1988—1992.
Secretary General, International Society Aeronautical Telecommunications (SITA), Paris, 1988—1994. Partner O'Neill & Company, International Legal Advisers, Dublin, Paris, New York. Chairman Pan Am Technology Policy Forum, Miami, Florida, since 1982.
Board directors Teleport International, Washington, 1984—1990, In-Flight Phone Europe, Dublin, Virtual Communications International Ltd., Dublin, International Groupware Association SA, Nice, France. Chairman Stentor Communications PLC, Dublin. SP5 United States Army, 1966-1970.
Author: The Telecommunications Revolution, 1981, Five Top Technologies, 1982, 1984-1995. Contributor chapters to books.
Member legislation advisory board Maryland Senate, 1983—1984. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Bar Association, National Conference Lawyers & Scientists, District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Order of Hibernians.
Married Feena MacLaverty O'Neill, October 28, 1989. Children: Oisin Miceal, Lorcan Shane, Moirin Nessa, Jaishri Erin, Tara Breckenridge. Upon the death of Feen McLaverty in 2001, Married Marian (Marnie) Inskip.