Barry P. Barbash is senior counsel in the firm’s Asset Management Group and has been a practitioner in the asset management area for over 35 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, Co-Chair of the Hedge Fund Subcommittee of the Business Committee of the American Bar Association and Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Private Funds Committee. He also serves as Co-Chair of the 19th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, co-presented by the International Bar Association and American 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 is the author of "The Investment Advisers Act of 1940: Regulation by Accretion," (Rutgers Law Journal, Spring 2008).