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M. Cornelia (Connie) Cahill ’83 was recently elected as deputy managing partner at Barclay Damon LLP, a large regional firm with 275 attorneys and offices throughout New York State and in Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Newark.
In the newly created position, Cahill will work closely with Barclay Damon’s chief executive, managing partner John Langan, “to guide the firm and ensure its continued success,” the firm said in a statement.
“We are honored to welcome Connie to this important new role,” Langan said, “and I join my partners in their excitement for her expanded leadership role. Connie’s accomplishments as a partner and leader of the firm have been second to none, and I look forward to the successes that are in store for the firm with her involvement at the helm.”
Cahill is the longest-standing member of Barclay Damon’s management committee and currently serves as its Albany representative overseeing the Albany, Boston, and Washington, D.C., offices. She is chair of the firm’s Women’s Forum, which hosts both in-house and community events aimed at enhancing and promoting the success of women attorneys.
Cahill also is chair of the public finance practice area at Barclay Damon. Clients represented by Cahill and her teams have included the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, New York State Housing Finance Agency, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, industrial development agencies, local development corporations, municipalities and school districts, and major investment bank underwriting firms. She has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, institution counsel, and bank counsel in various public finance transactions going back more than 25 years.
She is a graduate of Siena College, Albany Law School, Class of 1983, and New York University School of Law, where she earned an LL.M.