Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Kayla 
     Arias

Kayla Arias

Associate

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Kayla concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, regularly advising and representing both individual and corporate entities in state and federal court. She has experience defending and prosecuting actions for matters ranging from breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty to fraud and tortious interference. Kayla also has experience handling trademark and copyright disputes venued in federal courts in various jurisdictions as well as defending malicious prosecution and strict liability suits. 

Kayla advises parties to litigation, including motion practice and discovery, as well as advising parties on responding to non-party subpoenas, demand letters, and administrative investigations. She also has significant experience taking and opposing appeals and engaging in various motion practice in appellate courts.

In addition to her own practice, Kayla serves on the Syracuse office Diversity Leadership Team.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted a partner in obtaining a summary-judgment dismissal of a complaint against a county and district attorneys that sought $9 million in damages for malicious prosecution.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Onondaga County Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Co-Chair

Speaking & Publications

  • New York State Bar Association, “Streamlining Litigations: Views From the Bench in Upstate New York” CLE, Moderator
  • New York State Bar Association, “Disrupting Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession” CLE

Honors

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Pro Bono Award, 2018
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Pro Bono Service Award, 2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel, 2016

Prior Experience

  • Burton Blatt Institute, Research Assistant
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Summer Associate
  • The Wolford Law Firm, LLP, Summer Associate
  • Law Offices of Thomas M. Robertson, Esq., Legal Secretary

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