Conor D. Dirks


Conor Dirks is an associate attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has practiced federal personnel and employment law since 2013.

In law school, Mr. Dirks clerked at Shaw Bransford & Roth, and conducted legal research on a wide array of federal employment cases. He aided in the preparation of arguments for hearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Dirks also served as a clerk at the High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, where he updated and modernized the Marshall Islands Rules of Civil Procedure, the Marshall Islands Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Juvenile Rules to reflect changes in the United States Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and electronic discovery practices. He helped craft decisions in cases involving government fraud, shareholder derivative actions, and family law, among others.

Mr. Dirks has also covered the Washington Wizards for the ESPN Truehoop Network since 2012, where he has provided NBA game coverage and long-form articles as a credentialed member of the media. His work has been featured and linked on a variety of major outlets, including Yahoo! Ball Don’t Lie, SBNation and ESPN.


 Areas of Practice

  • Federal Personnel and Employment Law
  • Private Sector Employers
  • GSA Schedule Legal Services
  • Federal Agency Legal Services
  • Security Clearances
  • FOIA and Privacy Act
  • Employment Law Training
  • Association Law

 Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia


  • B.A., Kenyon College
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law

 Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar