Barry P. Barbash is the senior member of the firm’s Asset Management Department and has been a practitioner in the asset management area for over 40 years. He combines deep private practice experience with extensive knowledge of the regulation of the asset management business, having, among other things, served from September 1993 until October 1998, as the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management.
Barry serves as Co-Chairman of the Investment Management Institute sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, Chair of the Private Funds Subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Investment Management Regulation. He also serves on the planning committee of the Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, presented by the International Bar Association. He was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for exceptional achievement during his tenure as a member of the Senior Executive Service of the United States.
Barry authored a chapter in Hedge Funds and Prime Brokers entitled "Corporate Governance by and for Hedge Funds" (Risk Books, 2007), and was the lead author of "The Investment Advisers Act of 1940: Regulation by Accretion," (Rutgers Law Journal, Spring 2008).
Barry was named Lawyer of the Year in the area of Securities/Capital Markets Law in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.