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Chief Legal Officer & SVP of Growth


Cristo Rey Network


Conor Heaton serves as the chief legal officer and svp of growth 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, IL, where he was active in the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and was recognized as a ”40 Under Forty” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of Illinois’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, and Cristo Rey Orange County High School. Conor earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePaul University, a master’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis), and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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