Conor Heaton

Conor serves as the Vice President of Growth and Associate General Counsel of the Cristo Rey Network national office. In this role, he leads growth strategy, oversees pending feasibility studies and supports for schools in launch and the first years of operation, and provides legal guidance. Prior to Cristo Rey, Conor practiced as a trial attorney in Chicago, where he was active in the Chicago Bar Association, Florida Trial Lawyers Association, and was recognized as a ”40 Under Forty” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of Florida’s up-and-coming attorneys in 2015.

He received the St. Robert Bellarmine Award in 2016 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and, in 2014, Conor founded and organized the Howlett Cup, a mock trial tournament between Chicago’s premier Catholic high schools. Conor currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Theological Union, Cristo Rey San Diego High School, Cristo Rey Miami High School, Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School, Cristo Rey Seattle High School & Cristo Rey Orange County High School. Conor earned a B.A. in English from DePaul University, a Masters of Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis), and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.