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May 15, 2018

Three Barclay Damon Practices, Seven Partners Earn Chambers Recognition

May 15, 2018—Barclay Damon announces three of its practice areas were recognized by Chambers USA as top-ranked in their geographical areas. They are Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial, both in Upstate New York, and Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market, in New York State.

Additionally, Chambers listed the following partners as notable practitioners: James J. Canfield and Christopher T. Greene (Corporate/M&A), Jon P. Devendorf and Gabriel M. Nugent (Litigation: General Commercial), Maureen O. Helmer and George M. Pond (Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market), and Anne C. Evans (Real Estate).

About the firm's Corporate/M&A practice, Chambers says the Barclay Damon team is "valued for its strengths across commercial transactions, securities concerns, and business formation matters" and "offers expertise in the energy and health care spheres, with impressive experience acting for multinational corporations, venture capital funds, and financial institutions." A client stated, "The overall quality is excellent, their timeliness is very good. I am pleased with the service and the team dynamics."

About the Litigation: General Commercial practice, Chambers praised its "strengths in product liability cases and white collar criminal defense" and skills in "advising on a range of commercial disputes for public and private companies "¦ arising from tax, securities and energy disputes." A client specifically complimented the team's "overall professionalism and speed of response to emails and telephone inquiries, as well as their extensive experience and knowledge of the subject matter."

About the Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market practice, Chambers cited its "established reputation for advice on project siting matters" and its "strong team equipped to handle the full spectrum of energy cases, from environmental and regulatory matters to M&A, land use, and public policy issues." A client said, "[They are] very responsive and make sure we get the attention we need when we need it."

Chambers singled out the following individuals for recognition:

  • Jim Canfield, ranked since 2015; Chambers cited multiple clients regarding him as "seasoned, practical, effective, and thorough."
  • Chris Greene, ranked since 2015; Chambers cited his respected reputation, with a peer stating, "I think very, very highly of Chris; he has a very practical and pragmatic approach that serves his clients well."
  • Jon Devendorf, ranked since 2015; Chambers cited multiple clients' appreciation for him as "a tireless advocate" who "works effectively and efficiently, providing both timely and meaningful information and guidance."
  • Gabe Nugent, ranked since 2016; Chambers cited a client describing him as a "talented lawyer" and specifically noted his "enviable trial experience at both the state and federal level, with particular expertise in securities, accounting, and health care disputes."
  • Maureen Helmer, ranked since 2013; Chambers cited a market source's compliments, stating, "She is very good at what she does. She is well-thought of and a pragmatic practitioner."
  • George Pond, ranked since 2011; Chambers cited New York energy market peer commendations describing him as a "strong practitioner."
  • Anne Evans; ranked since 2017; Chambers cited a client description of her as a "very well-rounded attorney" and specifically mentioned her title insurance agent license.

Barclay Damon LLP, listed as a "Top 250 Firm" by The National Law Journal, is a full-service law firm with offices throughout the major cities of New York State and in Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, and Newark. At 275 lawyers, Barclay Damon is the largest law firm in the Northeastern United States that is not centered in a major market. Barclay Damon provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas. For more information, visit

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