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Barry P. Barbash

Barry P. Barbash

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

New York, NY, USA


Barry P. Barbash is a co-head of 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.

Mr. Barbash has a diverse practice covering all aspects of the asset management business.  He regularly advises investment managers and other fiduciaries, independent directors and trustees, and mutual fund, exchange-traded fund, hedge fund, private equity fund and venture capital fund clients on a variety of transactional, compliance and regulatory matters.  His areas of expertise include investment adviser operations, compliance procedures and policies and fund governance matters. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in asset management merger and acquisition transactions and restructurings and advises asset managers of all types in connection with administrative and court actions brought by securities regulators.  He has particular experience and expertise dealing with “status” issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. He has, in addition to serving as the Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, held staff attorney positions with the Division of Investment Management and the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has responsibility for the administration of the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the U.S. federal employee benefit plans law.

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School
JD, 1978

Bowdoin College
AB, 1975

Barry P. Barbash is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Issues of the Day for Alternative Asset Managers - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Enforcement and Litigation Trends - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Division Director Perspectives/ SEC Strategic Agenda - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Investment Management Institute 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Trends in SEC Investment Management Enforcement Actions: A Summary Chart (December 31, 2016) - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
DOL Publishes Final Rule Defining “Fiduciary” and Related Exemptions (May 6, 2016) - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Division Director Perspectives/ SEC Strategic Agenda - Division Director Perspectives/ SEC Strategic Agenda, Monday, March 27, 2017
Enforcement and Litigation Trends - Enforcement and Litigation Trends, Monday, March 27, 2017
Issues of the Day for Alternative Asset Managers - Issues of the Day for Alternative Asset Managers, Monday, March 27, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds - Exchange-Traded Funds, Monday, March 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Issues of the Day for Alternative Asset Managers - Issues of the Day for Alternative Asset Managers, Monday, March 27, 2017
Enforcement and Litigation Trends - Enforcement and Litigation Trends, Monday, March 27, 2017
Division Director Perspectives/ SEC Strategic Agenda - Division Director Perspectives/ SEC Strategic Agenda, Monday, March 27, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds - Exchange-Traded Funds, Monday, March 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Investment Management Institute 2017, Thursday, March 30, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Investment Management Institute 2018, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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