John Davenport, Esq. works for both CLF and CLF Ventures, serving as in-house counsel on a variety of matters. 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 is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School.