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September 20, 2019

New England lawyer Patrick Clendenen new chair of the ABA Business Law Section

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2019 — Patrick Clendenen, an attorney at Clendenen & Shea LLC in New Haven, Conn., has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. Clendenen will serve until September 2020.

“For over 20 years, the ABA Business Law Section has been my home for professional development, continuing legal education and networking,” Clendenen said. “Whether you are a banking or securities regulatory attorney, a corporate M & A attorney or a business court trial lawyer, we have committees and subcommittees that will meet or exceed your professional and practice development expectations.  As chair of the Business Law Section, I encourage you to join the ABA and our section to explore our content, CLE programs, meetings, and events.”

Clendenen practices general, civil, business, intellectual property litigation and personal injury.  He is a trial lawyer with significant experience in sophisticated business and fiduciary disputes, including contracts, consumer financial services, products liability, business torts, class action suits, derivative actions and securities matters. He also focuses on intellectual property litigation, including internet, patent trademark, copyright and trade secret matters.

He has represented a wide range of individual public and private business clients nationally in both the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Missouri, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Ohio and California.  He also represents individual and business and corporate clients in domestic and international alternative dispute resolution.

Clendenen, who received his J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1991, served as a law clerk for the late Ellen Bree Burns, then-chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts bars.

A photo of Patrick Clendenen can be found here.

With nearly 40,000 members, the ABA Business Law Section is one of the association’s largest sections. It provides business lawyers with education and analysis that furthers the development and improvement of business law, and it helps its members serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally.


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