Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Donald S. McCauley

Donald S. McCauley

Of Counsel

p: 617-274-2968


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Boston Office

One Financial Center
Suite 1701
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Don McCauley has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and energy matters, representing clients domestically and internationally. He represents energy clients in project development and financing, sales and acquisitions, power contract negotiation and restructuring, and renewable energy attribute trading. His energy work is based on an extensive background in commercial, securities, finance, bankruptcy, and real estate matters. He regularly counsels clients in the formation and governance of partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and joint ventures. At all times he strives to provide practical and creative solutions and enhance relationships.

Don has wide experience in the energy industry. He has represented numerous solar developers on projects across the US and been outside general counsel to the developers. He served on the creditors committee in the bankruptcy of a major energy trading company. Don has also been an arbitrator and an expert witness in energy contract disputes. He was a member of the working group that created FERC's standard interconnection policies. He assisted a British energy company in implementing New Electricity Trading Arrangements. He led the legal team in many power contract restructurings and related project financings that replaced power, fuel, and financing arrangements for qualifying cogeneration and small power production facilities with new market based power supply arrangements. He was general counsel to an energy trading company overseeing the creation of a national network of trading contracts in the United States. He served as lead counsel for the Fauji Kabirwala power project in Pakistan. He was involved in many cogeneration projects. He represented one of the parties developing an energy based mixed use redevelopment of a brownfield industrial area in the Midwest.

In addition to serving as of counsel at Barclay Damon, Don is a partner at the law firm McCauley Lyman LLC.

Practice Areas


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Williams College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978

Admitted To Practice

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 1988

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association; co-chair of Project Finance and Development Committee of Business Law Section
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • DC Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, and the Advisory Committee for the Town of Wellesley, MA

Speaking & Publications

  • "Barclay Damon Sees Future in Renewable Energy," Buffalo Law Journal, November 2017

Prior Experience

  • Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, Inc., Regional Vice President and Counsel
  • Citizens Power LLC, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • McDermott, Will & Emery, Partner
  • Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle, Associate
  • Doherty, Rumble & Butler, Associate