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May 3, 2022

Barclay Damon's NYC Office Lands Cullen and Dykman Litigator and Arbitrator Michael J. Lane

May 3, 2022—Barclay Damon announces Michael J. Lane, partner, has joined Barclay Damon’s Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Areas from Cullen and Dykman. His primary office location is New York City.

Lane has over three decades of experience trying cases, arguing appeals, and representing clients in a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes involving commercial, securities, intellectual property, insurance, employment, and real estate issues. He has conducted international arbitrations for clients in Europe, North America, and South America, and he has acted as an arbitrator with the London Court of International Arbitration. Early in his career, Lane was an associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, where he worked in the litigation group. Before joining Cullen and Dykman in 2013, he was as a partner at Anderson, Kill & Olick for over a decade. For most of Lane’s legal career, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law.

Lane said, “I’m glad to be joining Barclay Damon’s growing New York City office and representing the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Areas in such a crucial market. Having the support of the firm’s highly experienced attorneys, including in its other major markets offices, will be of immeasurable benefit to my clients. I’m looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and their clients throughout the firm’s network of offices.” 

Connie Cahill, the firm’s managing partner, said, “Barclay Damon’s New York City office has been recruiting attorneys with substantial experience in an effort to grow the firm’s presence in the major markets to serve the firm’s clients with additional depth. Adding Michael is an important piece of the firm’s growth plan, and we’re looking forward to seeing how his practice enhances the firm’s well-established Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Practice Areas.”

Brian Whiteley, Barclay Damon’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group leader, said, “Michael’s deep and varied experience is a boon for our New York City office and allows us to expand our offerings to better serve our clients as well as reach new clients. His experience with international arbitrations will surely appeal to our cross-border clients. We’re thrilled to have him on our team.”

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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