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January 15, 2020

Phillips Nizer Litigation Department Co-Chair, Lauren Wachtler, Joins Barclay Damon's New York Office

January 15, 2020––Barclay Damon announces the arrival of business trial attorney Lauren Wachtler to the firm’s New York office. She joins the firm as a partner and member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Area. Prior to Barclay Damon, Wachtler served as a Litigation Department co-chair at Phillips Nizer.

Wachtler represents retailers, manufacturers, real estate developers, and designers in a wide range of jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts––including bankruptcy and surrogate’s courts––involving the fashion industry, finance, business torts, labor and employment, ADA website compliance issues, and trusts and estates. She has argued motions and appeals in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey and is a certified mediator for NY commercial cases.

Wachtler is also certified by the Commercial Theater Institute of the Theater Development Fund and the Broadway League in New York, which trains individuals to understand and craft legal agreements related to theater production and development.

“Lauren’s sophisticated trial experience in the New York market is truly impressive, and her addition to our 80-attorney, growing commercial litigation practice group is great news for the firm and our clients,” Mitch Katz, Commercial Litigation Practice Group leader, said. “We are excited to have her join a talented group of attorneys in our expanding New York office, where she will represent a variety of clients across the state in complex commercial and business litigation matters.”

“Lauren has a profile in New York’s legal, business, and not-for-profit communities that is second to none, and we are thrilled to add another all-star attorney who continues our record of attracting smart, successful women to the firm,” Connie Cahill, the firm’s deputy managing partner, said. “I am honored and excited for the opportunity to lead so many talented women attorneys like Lauren when I become the firm’s managing partner at the end of 2020, and I know she will be a valued member of our Women’s Forum, where she can share her unique career insights and experiences with others at 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


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