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.