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June 6, 2024

Six Barclay Damon Practices, Twelve Partners Earn Chambers Recognition

Barclay Damon announces six of its practice areas are recognized by Chambers USA in its 2024 directory as top-ranked in their geographical areas. They are Corporate/M&A (Band 3), Environment (Band 2), Labor & Employment (Band 2), and Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2), all in Upstate New York, and Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (Band 2) and Public Finance (Band 2) both in New York State. This is the first year Barclay Damon’s Public Finance Practice Area has been ranked by Chambers. “Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (highest) to 6 (lowest). Being ranked in any band is a significant achievement,” Chambers notes.

Additionally, the following partners are recognized by Chambers as notable practitioners:

  • Jim Canfield (Upstate New York): Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
  • Brenda Colella (New York): Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (Band 2)
  • Jeff Davis (Upstate New York): Environment (Band 3)
  • Jon Devendorf (Upstate New York): Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)
  • Rosemary Enright (Upstate New York): Labor & Employment (Band 3), ranked for the first time this year
  • Chris Greene (Upstate New York): Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
  • Yvonne Hennessey (Upstate New York): Environment (Band 1)
  • Judah Lifschitz (District of Columbia): Construction (Band 3)
  • Buster Melvin (Upstate New York): Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Danielle Mettler-LaFeir (Upstate New York): Environment (Band 3)
  • George Pond (New York): Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (Band 1)
  • Ekin Senlet (New York): Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (Band 2)

Chambers ranks “the leading lawyers and law firms” across the country based on “in-depth market analysis and independent research.” The rankings are “compiled through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.”

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 in Albany, Boston, Buffalo, New Haven, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Washington DC, and Toronto. Our firm serves clients across the country and, for some practices, provides US legal services around the globe. For more information, visit our award-winning website at

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