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September 22, 2022

Barclay Damon Adds Banking Litigation Partner Brian Rich to New Haven Office

September 22, 2022—Barclay Damon announces Brian Rich, partner, has joined Barclay Damon’s Commercial Litigation and Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Areas. His primary office location is New Haven.

Rich has over two decades of experience trying bench and jury trials to conclusion in both state and federal courts. He regularly represents some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions as well as local and regional clients in a variety of business and commercial disputes, including contract claims, real estate litigation, contested commercial and residential foreclosure actions, mortgage resolution, unfair business practices actions, and fraud and lender liability claims.

Rich said, “I’m excited to join a firm with such an accomplished bench of attorneys. I’m most looking forward to helping the Commercial Litigation and Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Areas grow and offer more services to their clients as well as cross-selling my experience with attorneys in other offices and practice areas.”

Brian Whiteley, Commercial Litigation Practice Group leader, said, “Brian adds considerable depth to the firm’s commercial litigation and restructuring, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights work. Our firm is known for having particularly skilled litigators, and Brian’s experience is commensurate not only with the needs and expectations of the firm’s clients but also with the firm’s strategic growth plan.”

Lizz Acee, managing director of the firm’s major market offices in Boston, New Haven, and New York City, said, “With the addition of Brian, Barclay Damon’s major market offices have experienced a combined 25 percent increase in attorneys over the past year. This is part of our continued, strategic effort to expand the services we offer clients both across our platform and on a national scale. We’re thrilled to add Brian to the firm.”

Barclay Damon attorneys team across offices and practices to provide customized, targeted solutions grounded in industry knowledge and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. With nearly 300 attorneys, Barclay Damon is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. For more information, visit our award-winning website at barclaydamon.com.

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