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April 25, 2019

Barclay Damon's Patrick Burke Honored With Daily Record Excellence in Law Award

April 25, 2019––Patrick Burke, Barclay Damon’s Rochester office manager, was selected by Daily Record to receive the Unsung Legal Heroes award as part of its 2019 Excellence in Law program. The Unsung Legal Heroes category honors staff members––paralegals, legal secretaries, administrators, law librarians, and legal marketers––who help lawyers achieve success.

Burke worked at Barclay Damon as the senior operations manager through GLC Business Services for nine years before he was hired as the Rochester office manager in 2016. In addition to his professional role, he serves on the Rochester office Diversity Leadership Team as well as the firm’s Wellness and Technology Committees.

“As office manager, Patrick shows an impressive professional skillset in taking on a myriad of responsibilities that keep the office––and overall firm––running as effectively as possible, ranging from tech support and managing staff coverage to handling payroll, facility issues, records management, and missing timekeeper reports,” Sheila Gaddis, Diversity & Inclusion Committee chair and partner, said. “In addition to being an exemplary employee, he is an engaged firm citizen who actively participates in the overall betterment of the organization, and everyone in the office greatly appreciates his sense of humor that brings levity to stressful days.”

“Patrick is highly competent, hardworking, conscientious, and a consummate team player,” Tom Walsh, Rochester office managing director and partner, said. “Whether he’s helping an attorney, staff member, or his community, he is always willing to go the extra mile and has earned the respect of all those who work with him. His selection as an Unsung Legal Hero is well deserved.”

Burke will accept his award at the Daily Record Excellence in Law Awards Celebration on June 6 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

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 regional law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto.


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