REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated
Competence – Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
CANDIDATE: Kevin F. O’Malley
Kevin F. O’Malley, an attorney, is a partner at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri whose trial skills have earned him Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a nationally recognized author of a treatise on jury instructions that is used in federal jury trials in the United States. Mr. O’Malley is known as a talented leader, expert manager, and forthright public speaker, and he has been consistently chosen by the editors of “The Best Lawyers in America” for his work in medical negligence defense and white collar criminal defense. Based on a career that has emphasized collegiality and common sense in litigation, he recently received the Award of Honor of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, a recognition by plaintiffs and defendants attorneys of his abilities to resolve conflicts in a professional manner. Drawing on his legal and political acumen and his experience working internationally, Mr. O’Malley will bring essential skills to the task of furthering bilateral relations with the Government of Ireland, an important, long-standing U.S. partner in Europe.
Before entering private practice, Mr. O’Malley was an Assistant United States Attorney in St. Louis, Missouri and a Special Attorney of the Organized Crime Section of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the United States Attorney General. He was a legal instructor for the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative in both Moscow and Warsaw. Since 2009 he has served on the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, the state’s regulatory board for physicians, and is currently its President. He served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve.
Mr. O’Malley earned an A.B. in 1970 and J.D. in 1973 at Saint Louis University where he was on the editorial board of its Law Journal.