Mark Felt (Author) The late Mark Felt died in December, 2008, after living the last days of his life in Santa Rosa, California, with his daughter Joan Felt and grandsons Will Felt, Rob Jones and Nick Jones. He retired in 1973 as the Associate Director of the FBI. John O’Connor is a trial litigation attorney and attorney fee consultant practising in San Francisco. He is a former federal prosecutor, and in private practice represented the government in the financial institutions crisis. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan, where he was Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review, and his A.B., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Marin County, California.