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Barry M. Kaplan

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Seattle, WA, USA


Barry M. Kaplan is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he is the head of the Wilson Sonsini Northwest Litigation Group. Mr. Kaplan has broad experience in securities and corporate governance litigation, class action defense and SEC and internal corporate investigations. He has represented numerous public companies and their officers and directors in shareholder litigation including many well-known companies such as Boeing, Micron Technology, Alaska Airlines and Starbucks. He has represented and continues to represent many public biotech companies and their officers and directors across the country.

Mr. Kaplan has spoken at dozens of programs on securities litigation and corporate law and governance topics, and has taught courses in securities regulation and shareholder litigation at the University of Washington School of Law. He co-authored the leading treatise on Washington corporate law, originally published by Prentice-Hall.

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Kaplan clerked for the Honorable Charles W. Joiner in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Best Lawyers in America named him the 2012 Securities Litigator of the Year for Seattle—the first time that this honor has been awarded to a Seattle securities litigator. He was again honored with this award for 2016.
Barry M. Kaplan is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Directors' and Officers' Liability: Current Law, Recent Developments, Emerging Issues (3rd Edition) - Directors' and Officers' Liability
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