Barry A Bohrer is co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Barry has extensive litigation experience handling white collar criminal and complex civil matters in federal and state courts for individual and corporate clients and has an active trial and appellate practice. Barry has successfully defended clients, including major corporations, financial institutions, political figures, corporate executives and individuals, professionals and prominent law firms, in a wide variety of high-profile and complex cases, jury trials, regulatory actions and investigations. He represents clients in matters pertaining to securities and commodities litigation and regulatory enforcement; other forms of financial fraud; antitrust litigation; and allegations of environmental offenses. Barry frequently represents clients in parallel enforcement proceedings involving the DOJ, the SEC and the CFTC. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and counsels the individuals involved in them. Barry has won appeals at all levels of the federal and state court systems nationwide, and is often brought in by other legal teams specifically for his expertise in high-stakes appellate cases.
Barry has been named a leading litigation, white collar criminal defense and investigations lawyer by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA, Expert Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers, The Legal 500 US, New York's Best Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence and Who's Who Legal: Investigations. In 2014, Barry received The Norman S. Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers for his outstanding contributions as a defense lawyer. He authored the "White Collar Crime" column in the New York Law Journal from 2002-2013, is a co-author of White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (ALM Law Journal Press) and serves on the advisory boards of Bloomberg BNA's The Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Crime Report. He speaks frequently on various topics, including issues relating to trial and appellate practice, securities enforcement and arbitration, internal investigations and insider trading. Barry is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, former President of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Modern Courts and Committee for Modern Courts, non-profit organizations dedicated to judicial reform in New York State. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society (former chairman of the Audit Committee) and received awards in 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Pro Bono Service for his advocacy. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association (former member of the Criminal Law Committee) and the New York State and American Bar Associations (Criminal Justice and Litigation Sections).
Barry earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Duke University.