Former congressman Jack F. Quinn Jr. has joined the Barclay Damon law firm in a newly created role, as senior adviser for public and community relations.
Quinn recently retired as president of Erie Community College. In hiring him, the law firm cited Quinn's "strong ties" with municipal contracting, municipal law and federal contracting and regulation. Barclay Damon said Quinn will draw on his contacts in the region, Washington, D.C. and nationally to help the law firm extend its presence, particularly in its health care and higher education practices.
"With the city's renaissance coinciding with our Buffalo office currently being the largest in our platform, we couldn't have asked for a more opportune time to have such a passionate spokesman for the area join our team," said John P. Langan, Barclay Damon's managing partner, in a statement.
The law firm said Quinn will be focused mainly on the Western New York market, but will also meet with business, education and community leaders throughout its 11-office territory.
Quinn served in Congress from 1993 to 2005, then worked briefly as a lobbyist before becoming president of ECC for nine years.
"I'm fortunate to have had wonderful and varied careers, all based here in Buffalo, and I couldn't be more excited to become part of this innovative firm," Quinn said in a statement.