Barry Pershkow is a partner in Chapman's Corporate and Securities Department and a member of the firm's Investment Management Group. He is nationally recognized for his work in the field of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Prior to joining Chapman in 2017, Barry served for over five years as Senior Special Counsel in the Division of Investment Management of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While at the SEC, Barry led ETF-related initiatives as chair of the SEC's interdivisional ETP Task Force. Additionally, Barry served as a member of the SEC's Fintech Working Group, which addressed transformative issues, including those related to digital currency, initial coin offerings, and blockchain technology. Prior to the SEC, Barry served as Vice President and Counsel at an ETF sponsor and served in private practice.