David Baris

Buckley Sandler LLPBanking Lawyer David Baris
1250 24th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
David Baris works with financial institutions on securities, corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters.

Mr. Baris has spent more than 30 years in practice assisting financial institutions in critical and transformative business changes, including mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, acquisition of subsidiaries, securities offerings (including trust preferred securities) and proxy contests and other efforts to change management or policy, as well as more routine matters, such as periodic reporting and securities disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, compliance with corporate governance listing requirements of the national securities exchanges, holding company formations, regulatory reporting and applications, executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, voting agreements, and new product and line of business development.

Mr. Baris also assists banks with issuances in regulatory examinations and represents them in negotiations of orders and enforcement actions instituted by regulatory agencies.

Before joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Baris was a partner of Kennedy & Baris LLP which he founded in 1987. Mr. Baris brings to his practice experience as both a bank regulator and Congressional staffer, serving as Regional Counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency from 1977 to 1983 and Counsel to the Government Operations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1974.

Mr. Baris is the President of the American Association of Bank DirectorsAmerican Association of Bank Directors (AABD). AABD provides bank directors with the resources with which to serve their institutions effectively and in a manner that will minimize risk of personal liability, and represents their interests before federal and state legislative bodies, bank supervisory agencies, and judicial bodies. He is a member of the General Counsel Advisory Group of the Independent Community Bankers of America and served on the Federal Bar Association Banking Law Executive Committee. In 2018, Mr. Baris was named to Duke Law School’s Global Financial Markets Advisory Board, which advances the interdisciplinary study, understanding, and development of financial institutions and markets. Mr. Baris was a Director of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 500 company, serving on their Executive, Audit and Investment Committees.

Mr. Baris writes and lectures widely on banking subjects.

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