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Clinton Thomas Barclay Dalton

Managing Partner, M&A, Private Equity

New York

Clinton is the founding partner of Brownview and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity.

Clinton is a trusted advisor to a number of prestigious law firms and financial institutions ranging from private equity funds to elite investment banks on associate, partner and in-house counsel searches exclusively around Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.


Providing access to key decision-makers with whom he has long-standing and trusted relationships. He has assisted a large number of attorneys to advance and progress their careers by making a lateral move to high quality firms and practices at the right time. 

Mr. Dalton's process facilitates a discreet and, ultimately, a more straightforward process that  significantly reduces exposure in the market for an individual or team.

Mr. Dalton's law firm clients include but are not limited to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Sidley Austin, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Ropes & Gray, Morrison & Foerster, Schulte Roth & Zabel, & Proskauer Rose.

His clients are complimentary of his approach to his practice, his level of professionalism and his dedication to his clients' and candidates' long-term goals. 

Mr. Dalton's prizes diversity and lateral thinking when leading searches for law firms and in-house clients. A natural counselor and connector, Clinton acts as a co-partner in these relationships, investing 100% of himself in the process to ensure that candidates can achieve their professional goals in the most optimal and discreet way. Clients respect Clinton's approach as he is thoughtful, strategic, and collaborative.

Mr Dalton's practice focuses on but is not exclusive to Chicago, New York, London & San Francisco.

Mr Dalton's was born in Oxford, United Kingdom. He studied at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford studying Organisational Leadership.

Notable Placements


  • Supported the New York office of a global NYC headquartered firm in the hiring of an M&A partner from a Midwest firm.


  • Supported the London office of a Midwest firm in hiring of an M&A partner from a prestigious New York firm who is highly ranked with numerous publications.


  • Represented a private equity partner in San Francisco with moving there prominent middle market private equity practice to leading West coast headquartered firm.


  • Represented a junior middle market private equity partner from a leading Midwest headquartered firm in joining the New York offices of a Texas based firm.


  • Represented a well known New York based strategic M&A partner with a 30m+ book of business with moving there practice to one of the counties leading corporate groups.


Associates, Counsel

  • Supported the New York office of a Midwest firm in the hire of a 4th year M&A, private equity associate from an elite Midwest firm.


  • Supported a 4th year associate from a prestigious New York M&A practice in relocating to Boston, joining the M&A group of a LA headquartered firm.


  • Supported a 7th year associate from a Boston headquartered firm with a diverse corporate practice focusing on M&A, private equity, capital markets and general corporate governance join the New York office of New York firm.


  • Supported a 6th year M&A associate from a tier one chambers ranked M&A in New York join a fellow chambers ranked New York practice with a substantial sign on bonus.


  • Supported the Boston office of a prestigious New York headquartered firm in hiring a 5th year private equity associate from a Boston headquartered firm.

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