Business and Transactions Partner Damon O. Barry has been named Office Managing Partner for Ballard Spahr’s Denver location.

Mr. Barry—an experienced deal and government affairs attorney—solves problems for his clients and assists companies with complex business and legal transactions. He advises and represents both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and sophisticated commercial transactions. Mr. Barry’s clients include directors and executives of public companies, owners of closely held companies, executives and directors of government agencies and others in a wide range of industries including software and technology, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, real estate, cannabis, financial services, government and manufacturing. A former in-house counsel, Mr. Barry routinely advises corporate legal departments as well as serves as outside general counsel for middle-market companies.

“Our Denver attorneys are leaders in their fields and work with many of the most dynamic businesses and organizations in the state, region, and beyond,” Mr. Barry said. “I’m looking forward to building on our previous success and continuing to deliver first-rate service to our clients, both existing and new, while simultaneously driving and increasing our commitment to the Denver community.”

The Denver office of Ballard Spahr is home to attorneys who represent local, regional, and national clients in litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. It is the epicenter of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Public Finance Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity practices in the western United States. Several Colorado attorneys are members of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Law Group, which has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers as Law Firm of the Year for Litigation-First Amendment.