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February 8, 2022

Barclay Damon Recruits Environmental and Ethics Compliance Attorney Bill Holzhauer

February 8, 2022—Barclay Damon announces Bill Holzhauer, of counsel, has joined Barclay Damon’s Environmental, Energy, and White Collar & Government Investigations Practice Areas. His primary office location will be Syracuse.

Holzhauer has over three decades of experience leading environmental and ethics compliance programs. He concentrates his practice on advising clients regarding environmental compliance and remediation. Holzhauer also has extensive experience with the development of internal compliance programs of all types, preparing and administering a code of ethics, as well as overseeing internal investigations.  

Holzhauer said, “I’m greatly looking forward to the work I’ll be doing at Barclay Damon. Continuing the work I’ve done previously, particularly with ethics and environmental compliance, will allow me to support the firm’s existing clients and develop new client relationships.”

Connie Cahill, the firm’s managing partner, said, “We’re so thrilled to have Bill join us. His depth of knowledge will surely assist his practice areas and industry team in providing excellent client service across a broad spectrum of matters as well as continuing their strong presence at key conferences throughout the year.” 

Brenda Colella, Regulatory Practice Group leader, said, “Bill’s experience is impressive. His commitment to working with clients on environmental remediation and ethics compliance projects and his knowledge of investigation processes will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the robust offerings of our practice areas and our energy and other relevant industry teams.”  

Holzhauer joins the firm from National Grid, where he was the US director of ethics and compliance. In this role, he managed the US team of ethics, compliance, and records management specialists for the international gas and electric utility. During his 13-year tenure there, he developed the Ethics Liaison Network, which was recognized as a best-in-class ethics program. 

Prior to serving as US director of ethics and compliance, Holzhauer was assistant general counsel for litigation and environmental matters for National Grid (formerly Niagara Mohawk). He established and implemented a robust environmental compliance program, headed up efforts to certify power plants to ISO 14001, and crafted the first-ever Corporate Responsibility report for National Grid. 

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


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