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Jay G. Baris

Jay G. Baris

Morrison & Foerster LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jay G. Baris
Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jay Baris is the chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Investment Management Practice. Mr. Baris represents investment companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers and other financial institutions in the full spectrum of financial services regulation. He helps clients develop new financial products that cross over banking, commodities, insurance and securities law.

Mr. Baris counsels independent directors on governance issues. He also advises mutual funds and investment advisers on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, compliance, exemptive applications and innovative regulatory issues. He has advised fund administrators and custodians on a wide range of contractual and operational issues.

Mr. Baris was recently recognized as an elite “Leading Lawyer” by the Legal 500 US 2013 guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide and has twice been nominated, in 2012 and 2010, for “Independent Fund Counsel of the Year” by Fund Directions (Institutional Investor). He is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2008-2014) for his work in corporate law, mutual funds law and financial services regulation law, as well as in Chambers USA 2009-2013, Legal 500 US 2009-2013, New York Super Lawyers (Securities and Corporate Finance) 2006-2012 and Super Lawyers Business Edition 2011. Mr. Baris was nominated for the “Fund Titan” Award (Outside Counsel Category) by Ignites.com in 2008.

Mr. Baris serves as vice chair of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Previously, he served as chair of the Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers from 2003-2009, and vice chair from 1999-2003 and 2009-2012. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation and as chair of the Task Force on Investment Company Use of Derivatives and Leverage of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities.

An active speaker and writer on issues concerning investment management and the regulation of financial institutions, Mr. Baris has been published in a variety of trade and general interest publications, including Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Fund Action, The Review of Banking & Financial Services and USA Today Magazine.

Mr. Baris received his J.D. from Hofstra University and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While at Stony Brook, Mr. Baris was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Education

State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1975)
Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1978)

Jay G. Baris is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio SEC Report of Investigation: Implications for Offers and Sales of Blockchain Tokens and Other Digital Assets, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web SEC Report of Investigation: Implications for Offers and Sales of Blockchain Tokens and Other Digital Assets - SEC Report of Investigation: Implications for Offers and Sales of Blockchain Tokens and Other Digital Assets, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts SEC Report of Investigation: Implications for Offers and Sales of Blockchain Tokens and Other Digital Assets - SEC Report of Investigation: Implications for Offers and Sales of Blockchain Tokens and Other Digital Assets, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Derivatives Activities - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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