Thursday June 28, 2007

U.S. Ambassador H. Douglas Barclay Returns to Law Practice

Barclay left Hiscock & Barclay in 2003 to pursue political career
By Press Release

    H. Douglas Barclay has rejoined the 185-attorney firm of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP following his three-year appointment by President George W. Bush to United States Ambassador to El Salvador. Barclay was a name partner of the Firm until 2003, when he accepted the foreign post.  
    During his term as Ambassador, El Salvador became the first Central American country to adopt the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and the United States and El Salvador entered into an agreement with U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation for a massive economic development program to alleviate poverty in the country. Since the inception of CAFTA, trade between the two countries has increased significantly. During Barclay’s tenure, a hotly contested national election was held in 2004 and Antonio Saca was elected President. 

    Hiscock & Barclay Partners recently hosted a welcome back gala for Ambassador Barclay at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, New York with his former partners and many close friends and community leaders present to celebrate his return. Barclay will use his 25-year career in public service and continued affiliation with the Firm to advise and assist clients operating in the United States and abroad.  
    Barclay practiced with the Firm for over 40 years, from 1961 – 2003.  He served in the New York State Senate from 1965-1984 and is well-known for his sponsorship of major legislation in housing, criminal justice, court reform and economic development – particularly the establishment of the Urban Development Corporation, known today as the Empire State Development Corporation. Barclay has participated as Director, Officer, and General Counsel to many local companies and national corporations, notably as General Counsel and Founding Director of Key Corp (1971-1989). In 1990 he was appointed by George H.W. Bush to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University, and presently serves as Trustee Emeritus for the University. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Syracuse Metropolitan Development Association.  
    Barclay is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1961) and Yale University (B.A., 1955). He has received many awards, including a number of honorary degrees. While serving as Ambassador, Barclay was presented with the Noble Amigo de El Salvador award by the El Salvadorian National Congress in 2006 and the Republic of El Salvador Award of the Orden Nacional Jose Matias Delgado en el Grado de Gran Cuze de Plata in 2007.

    Established in 1855 Hiscock & Barclay, LLP is a full-service, 185-attorney law firm, with offices in Albany, Boston Metro, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Syracuse and Toronto.  The Firm provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 27 practice areas with statewide and regional expertise as well as with national and international capabilities.

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