HWI Young Professional Spotlight

Rex M. McKeon, Associate

Rex M. McKeon

Rex is a recent addition to Western New York who spent most of his LIFE in New England. A 2014 graduate of the University of Maine, Rex spent eight years working for a large healthcare IT company in Boston, where he also attended the evening program at New England Law Boston and graduated in 2022. Upon finishing his professional degree, Rex and his family moved to Western New York to be closer to his wife’s family in Ontario and start his legal career with Barclay Damon LLP. He is a member of the corporate and health care teams, and takes pride in helping the Buffalo business community navigate this dynamic market. Outside of work, Rex enjoys traveling, reading, and rooting for a certain unnamed football team.

Why were you interested in helping HWI?

As a Buffalo transplant, I wanted to get civically engaged in my new community. I learned of HWI through my mentor, Christopher Greene, who knew I was looking for opportunities to volunteer.

Why does research matter to you?

I’m a human being that values life. The whole world moves forward with each breakthrough in medical research and I thankful for the brilliant minds HWI putting in the work.