Biography

BARRY RASHKOVER is a partner and co-leader of the Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. He defends companies and individuals in investigations and enforcement cases brought by government agencies and other regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state attorneys general and Department of Justice. Barry represents investment banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, public companies, accounting firms and senior company officials. Barry has worked on some of the most significant SEC enforcement matters of the last two decades, including representation of clients in LIBOR, RMBS, high frequency trading, insider trading and related matters. He regularly advises investment advisers in connection with compliance and conflicts, among other topics. Barry and his colleagues received the 2016 Chambers Award for “Financial Services and Securities Regulation.” He has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA, which in 2017 noted that “clients describe him as a ‘terrific partner,’ who ‘knows SEC matters and hedge fund regulations as well as anyone. He is an A-team player.’” Prior to joining Sidley, Barry was a senior official in the SEC’s Enforcement Division where, among other positions, he served as Co-Head of Enforcement and Associate Regional Director for the SEC’s Northeast Regional Office and was the recipient of the SEC’s Stanley Sporkin Award for outstanding contributions to the agency’s enforcement program. Barry received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his A.B. from Columbia University.

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