John Davenport

Volunteer Attorney CLF Massachusetts

John Davenport is a Volunteer Attorney working for both CLF and CLF Ventures. From 1984 until his arrival at CLF in 1999, John was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Liberty Financial Companies, Inc., where he was primarily responsible for legal oversight of its acquisitions and investment companies. John began his career as an associate in the Wall Street law firm of Chadbourne & Parke, moving to Boston in 1972 to join Nutter, McClennen & Fish, where he was a junior partner. John graduated from Amherst College in 1958 and from Columbia Law School in 1961. He is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Recent Posts

Video: What Do the Midterms Mean for New Englanders?
  This year’s midterms were among the most watched in history, spurring record turnout across the country. Here in New England, we were not only watching federal races but those close to home, as Maine and Connecticut elected new governors and incumbents in every other state vied for second terms. Following the election, CLF President…
10 Things You Can Do to Help Protect Our Waters
Nutrient pollution impacts waterways across New England, from Lake Champlain to Narragansett Bay. These waters all carry excess levels of nitrogen or phosphorous – a problem caused by fertilizer running off of farms and lawns and animal waste from confined animal feeding operations. Another major cause is human sewage improperly treated by septic systems or overflowed…
Fighting for New Hampshire’s Energy Future
UPDATE: Public comments are now open until November 6. You can send your comments by email e-mail to or via this form. By Melissa Birchard and Tom Irwin New Hampshire is embarking on a process that will help determine whether the Granite State embraces clean, renewable energy sources – or whether we stay addicted to polluting…
Connecticut Needs a More Ambitious Energy Strategy
By Caitlin Peale Sloan and Max Greene Last month, CLF reported on Connecticut’s new Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which is designed to help the state meet its clean energy goals. The plan would lock in Connecticut’s addiction to climate-damaging fossil fuels – a bad idea when Connecticut is already floundering on its climate commitments and urgently…
Debunking Myths About Electric Vehicles
In January, we debunked the five most common myths about electric cars. From price to reliability, we showed how electric cars and trucks have become a fantastic option for anyone looking to buy a vehicle. Curious to learn more? Read the article linked above, or check out our handy infographic, below.  


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