Barry P. Barbash joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in February 2006 as a partner and head of the firm's Asset Management Group. For the seven years prior to joining Willkie, Mr. Barbash was a partner and head of the asset management practice at another firm. From September 1993 until October 1998, he served as the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management.
Mr. Barbash has a diverse practice covering all aspects of the asset management business. He regularly advises mutual fund and hedge fund clients on a variety of transactional, compliance and regulatory matters. His areas of expertise include mutual fund operations and regulation, hedge fund formation and regulation, private equity fund structuring and financing, venture capital fund operations and offerings, and fund governance. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in asset management merger and acquisition transactions and advises asset managers of all types in connection with administrative and court actions brought by securities regulators.
Chambers USA (2012) ranks Mr. Barbash in the number 1 tier nationally for leading individuals practicing in the area of registered funds and hedge funds. Mr. Barbash is a 1978 graduate of Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree and a 1975 graduate of Bowdoin College with an A.B. degree, summa cum laude. He is a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars.