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Barry A. Bohrer is a partner and co-chair of Schulte Roth & Zabel’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. He also 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 regularly 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. He frequently represents clients in parallel enforcement proceedings involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and counsels individuals involved in them. In his appellate practice, Barry has won appeals at all levels of the federal and state court systems throughout the nation, and is retained in high-stakes appellate cases where he is brought in by other legal teams specifically for his appellate proficiency.
In addition to Benchmark Litigation, Barry has been recognized as a leading litigation, white collar criminal defense and investigations lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers, The Legal 500 US, New York’s Best Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers. In 2014, Barry received The Norman S. Ostrow Award from the New York Council of Defense Lawyers in recognition of his outstanding contributions as a defense lawyer. He was the author of the “White Collar Crime” column in the New York Law Journal from 2002 – 2013 and is on the Board of Editors of the White Collar Crime Reporter. 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 and a former member of the Board of Advisors 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), and he serves on the advisory boards of Bloomberg BNA’s The Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Crime Report. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Duke University.
Last updated October 2018