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WASHINGTON, D.C. — BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services law firm
based in Washington, D.C., has announced that David H. Baris, a founding partner
of Kennedy & Baris LLP, has joined the firm as a partner.
Baris has more than 20 years experience advising financial institutions on
mergers and acquisitions; tender offers; securities offerings, including trust
preferred securities; proxy contests; and other management and policy matters.
Other areas of expertise include securities reporting and disclosure, regulatory
compliance, strategies for bank directors to avoid personal liability, corporate
governance and holding company formation. Baris has assisted many financial
institutions facing difficult challenges, even insolvency, in developing and
implementing strategies designed to stabilize and recapitalize them.
Baris serves as executive director of the American Association of Bank
Directors (AABD). In addition to providing directors with educational programs,
the association represents bank director interests before federal and state
legislatures, bank regulatory and supervisory agencies and federal and state
Before forming Kennedy & Baris in 1987, Baris served as regional counsel
to the Comptroller of the Currency from 1977 to 1983, and counsel to a
subcommittee of the Government Operations Committee, U.S. House of
Representatives, from 1972 to 1974. From 2000 to 2004, Baris was a director of
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. and United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., serving on
their executive, audit, and investment committees.
Baris received a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in 1966, and his
J.D. from The University of Connecticut School of Law in 1970. He writes and
lectures widely on banking topics.
BuckleySandler has about 75 lawyers in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New
York. For more information, visit www.BuckleySandler.com.