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Barclay Damon elects Cahill to new deputy managing partner position

By Journal Staff


Barclay Damon LLP announced it has elected M. Cornelia (Connie) Cahill to the newly created position of deputy managing partner, effective Jan. 1. She will work closely with John P. Langan, the firm’s managing partner, in leading the regional law firm.

Cahill has been a member of Barclay Damon’s Management Committee for nine years and is its longest-standing member. As the Albany representative on that committee, her responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s Albany, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices. During Cahill’s tenure, the Albany office has doubled in size to about 40 attorneys and is now ranked as the firm’s second-largest law office.

As a public-finance attorney and chair of that practice, she has more than 25 years of experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, institution counsel, and bank counsel in a wide range of transactions, according to a Barclay Damon news release. During her career, Cahill has trained and led teams of public-finance professionals that serve clients across New York state. These clients include the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., numerous industrial-development agencies and local-development corporations, more than 100 municipalities and school districts, and all the major investment-bank underwriting firms active in the state, the release stated.

Cahill received her undergraduate degree from Siena College, her JD degree from Albany Law School and her LLM degree in tax from New York University. She started her career at the law firm of Millbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy in New York City.

In addition to creating the deputy position, Barclay Damon announced it has also established a chair position that currently remains unoccupied. The position is available to serve the managing partner on select assignments by former managing partners transitioning from their position. Barclay Damon said the chair position “is designed to allow the firm to access [Langan’s] expertise after his eventual transition.” Langan, based in Barclay Damon’s Syracuse office, has been the firm’s managing partner for nearly 18 years.

“The managing partner of Barclay Damon historically has been resident in the Syracuse office, but consistent with our multi-office platform and our ‘no home office’ structure, we were pleased to see another first — that the partners elected Connie as an Albany office resident,” Langan said in the release.

Barclay Damon has offices throughout the major cities of New York state and in Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Newark, New Jersey.

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