Barry H. Genkin: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP Shanghai Representative Office USA

Barry H. Genkin

Phone+86.21.2089.3200

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Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Asia Practice
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Companies
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Mid-Cap / Middle Market
 
EducationPennsylvania State University (B.A., with honors); University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., with honors); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
 
Admitted1975, Pennsylvania; 1981, District of Columbia; 1995, New York. (Not admitted in China)
 
Memberships 

Memberships
American Bar Association
Financial Managers Society
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania State University
Philadelphia Bar Association
Skull and Bones Honor Society
Strategic Research Institute
The Ace Club
Walnut Street Theatre

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1949
 
Biography

Mr. Genkin most recently served as the head of Blank Rome's Business Department, consisting of more than 240 attorneys practicing globally in numerous industries. He has more than 30 years' experience advising public-company clients in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; and corporate governance. His extensive experience includes the following:

•capital-formation transactions, including IPOs and follow-on offerings

•mergers, acquisitions, divestures, and joint ventures

•Chinese companies listing in U.S. and Chinese company M&A

•private equity, including venture capital and other early-stage transactions

•proxy contests and defensive planning

•federal securities law and compliance

•take-overs and anti-takeover defenses, including rights plans

•complex outsourcing arrangements

•corporate governance, option backdating inquiries and investigations, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Barry Genkin is a trusted advisor of CEOs, CFOs, boards of directors, and audit and special board committees, who rely upon him for providing practical solutions to complex legal and business matters. His strong business and financial acumen, coupled with years of high-level experience, enable him to be a creative problem solver, especially when the stakes are high. His common-sense approach, strong communication skills, and calming style create client confidence and make him a persuasive advocate. He typically functions as the lead lawyer in transactions requiring a multi-faceted team approach and prides himself on being responsive to client needs.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, he served as special counsel for the Division of Corporate Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission inWashington,DC, where he was a recipient of the Special Merit Award.

He is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous publications about raising capital (IPOs), including Chinese companies, shareholder activism, proxy contests, capital formation and corporate governance.

Clients say 'he is stellar: completely responsive, focused on delivering the best quality work, and not concerned with his ego.'
-Chambers USA

Mr. Genkin is ranked byChambers USAas a leader in corporate, M&A, private equity, and securities law. Clients sayhe isstellar: completely responsive, focused on delivering the best quality work and not concerned with his ego. He has also been recognized byLegal 500 USAfor mergers, acquisitions and buyouts; andBest Lawyers in Americafor corporate law and securities law.

Mr. Genkin was awarded Lawyer of the Year byBest Lawyersfor securities/capital markets. Only one lawyer in each practice area in a designated metropolitan area is honored as Lawyer of the Year. Attorneys are selected based on exhaustive peer review.

The Legal Intelligencerawarded Best Law Firm (Pennsylvania)-Corporate Practices/Corporate Governance-to Blank Rome, highlighting Mr. Genkin's leadership and achievements.

Mr. Genkin has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Service & Affiliations

Mr. Genkin served as president of the Board of Directors atPennsylvaniaStateUniversity's Smeal College of Business and serves as a board member of theFarrellCenterfor Entrepreneurship. He is a trustee for the Walnut Street Theatre inPhiladelphiaand Board member of the ACE Club. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and of the Financial Managers Society, Inc., as well as various local and national venture capital organizations.

Events

Barry Genkin Presents to CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets[Event]
September 6, 2012
Barry H. Genkin

How to Perform Due Diligence on Chinese Companies[Event]
2011 Wall Street China Forum
InterContinental New York Times Square, New York City
May 6, 2011
Barry H. Genkin

The State of Entrepreneurship in China[Event]
The China Mega-Forum for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Shangri-La Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing, China
October 25-26, 2010
Barry H. Genkin

Blank Rome LLP Sponsors Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference[Event]
July 11, 2010
Barry H. Genkin and Brad L. Shiffman

SEC Hot Topics Institute[Event]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 24, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Publications

Significant Regulatory Changes for Foreign Invested Companies in China[Alert]
Asia Update
April 2014 (No. 1)
Barry H. Genkin, Mike Margolis, Adam W. Schorr, Mark S. Greenfield, Fang Felton and Joanna Jiang

Audit Committees Portfolio[Book]
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
2013
Frederick D. Lipman, Barry H. Genkin and Yelena M. Barychev

Value-Added Tax Pilot Program in China-Expansion from Shanghai to other Provinces[Alert]
Asia Update
January 2013 (No. 1)
Barry H. Genkin, Fang Felton and Joanna Jiang

New Interim Measures on Failure to Report Business Concentrations in China[Alert]
Asia Update
January 2012 (No. 1)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Audit Committees[Book]
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
2012
Frederick D. Lipman, Barry H. Genkin, Jerry D. Bernstein, Robert J. Mittman and Yelena M. Barychev

Developments in M&A Regulations in China and Impact on VIE Structures[Alert]
Asia Update
November 2011 (No. 7)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Changes to Hong Kong's Professional Investor Rules[Alert]
Asia Update
November 2011 (No. 4)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Implementation of Data User Return Scheme in Hong Kong[Alert]
Asia Update
November 2011 (No. 5)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Heightened Scrutiny to VIE structures under the New M&A rules[Alert]
Asia Update
November 2011 (No. 6)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Hong Kong Listing[Alert]
Asia Update
September 2011 (No. 3)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

China Social Insurance Law Update[Alert]
Asia Update
August 2011 (No. 2)
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Blank Rome LLP Closed Over 70 Reportable Transactions in 2010[Alert]
2010 Corporate & Securities Deal Diary
2011
Barry H. Genkin, Gary R. Goldenberg and Richard J. McMahon

GOING DARK
Considerations, Process and Timing
[Alert]
Corporate and Securities Update
November 2010 (No. 8)
Barry H. Genkin

10 Ways that a Company is Made Unduly Vulnerable to an Activist Shareholder[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer (Volume 14, Issue 1)
January 2010
Barry H. Genkin

Ten Bylaw Amendments That May Lessen Your Company's Vulnerability to a Shareholder Activist and Prevent It from Being a Sitting Duck This Proxy Season[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer (Volume 12, Issue 12)
December 2008
Barry H. Genkin

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds CSX Corp. Decision[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
October 2008
Barry H. Genkin

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds CSX Corp. Decision[Alert]
The Guardian: Company-Side Shareholder Activism Alert
October 2008 (No. 10)
Barry H. Genkin

Delaware Supreme Court Answers SEC's Cert. Request inCA v. AFSCME[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
September 2008
Barry H. Genkin

U.S. District Court Rules against Hedge Fund in CSX Corp. v. The Children's Investment Fund et al.[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
August 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Chancery Court's Decision inJANA[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
June 2008
Barry H. Genkin

E-Proxy, Shareholder Forums, and the New Age of Shareholder Activism[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
May 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Ten Ways to Prevent a Company from Being Vulnerable to a Consent Solicitation[Article]
M&A Lawyer
May 2008
Barry H. Genkin

The Ten Elements of a Proxy Contest Settlement[Article]
ACC Docket
April 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Ten Steps to Take to Prepare a Company for the New Age of Shareholder Activism & Prevent It from Being a Sitting Duck This Proxy Season[Article]
Wall Street Lawyer
April 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Audit Committees[Book]
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
2008
Frederick D. Lipman, Barry H. Genkin, Jerry D. Bernstein and Robert J. Mittman

Insurance Companies Required to Establish Anti-Money Laundering Programs[Alert]
White Collar Alert
December 2005
Ian M. Comisky and Barry H. Genkin

Finance Your Business with Venture Capital[Book]
Publisher: Prima Publishing (1998) ISBN: 0761514600
November 1, 1998
Frederick D. Lipman and Barry H. Genkin

How Much is Your Business Worth?[Book]
Publisher: Prima Publishing (1996) ISBN: 076150432X
July 1, 1996
Frederick D. Lipman and Barry H. Genkin

News

New Ammo Turns Up Activist Heat On Darden CEO, Board[Media Coverage]
May 15, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Activists Eye Inversion Deals As New Bargaining Chip[Media Coverage]
April 15, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Logistics Questions Loom As SEC Mulls Proxy Ballot Reforms[Media Coverage]
April 4, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Proxy Preview: Bigger Toolbox, Broader Goals For Activists[Media Coverage]
March 18, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Proxy Preview: Activists Come Out Firing In 2014[Media Coverage]
March 17, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Scrapped Proxy-Vote Reforms Bring Relief, Confusion[Media Coverage]
February 11, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

4 Smart Strategies For When An Activist Comes Calling[Media Coverage]
January 22, 2014
Barry H. Genkin

Sluggish Retail Sector Proves Fertile Ground For Activists[Media Coverage]
December 13, 2013
Barry H. Genkin

Activist Funds Keep Returns Flowing Despite Crowded Market[Media Coverage]
September 27, 2013
Barry H. Genkin

Stake Size Doesn't Matter In Icahn's Apple Play[Media Coverage]
August 14, 2013
Barry H. Genkin

Blank Rome Further Bolsters Shanghai Presence and Announces Permanent Office Location[Press Release]
September 26, 2011
Barry H. Genkin, Henry M. Kuller and Fang Felton
Less than six months after announcing the opening of Blank Rome LLP Shanghai Representative Office, USA, Blank Rome's Shanghai office has grown to include six attorneys and a legal coordinator, and has moved into its permanent location on the 45th floor, Two ifc, Pudong, Shanghai.

Barry Genkin to Head Blank Rome's Asia Practice[Press Release]
September 8, 2011
Barry H. Genkin

Chinese Reverse Merger Companies May Get Away with Allegations of Wrongdoing[Media Coverage]
July 29, 2011
Barry H. Genkin

Blank Rome Opens Shanghai China Office-Firm Enhances Growing International Footprint[Press Release]
May 9, 2011
Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Rocky Road to China[Media Coverage]
April 25, 2011
Barry H. Genkin

Blank Rome Attorneys Meet with the China Securities Investor Protection Fund Corporation Limited (China SIPF)[Press Release]
June 11, 2010
Andrew B. Eckstein, Barry H. Genkin and Henry M. Kuller

Landslide Victory Achieved by the Blank Rome Shareholder Activism Group in Defending The Providence Service Corporation Against Proxy Contest Brought by Dissident Stockholder Group[Press Release]
June 17, 2009
Elise M. Adams, Barry H. Genkin and Richard DiStefano

A Failure to Communicate[Media Coverage]
April 2009
Barry H. Genkin

Icahn Offers to Buy Lions Gate Debt at Premium[Media Coverage]
March 17, 2009
Barry H. Genkin

Lessons on Disclosure[Media Coverage]
September 5, 2008
Barry H. Genkin
SEC Seeking Solutions to Shareholder Activist Weapons

No Fireworks at Yahoo Meeting[Media Coverage]
August 1, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Consensus be Damned[Media Coverage]
June 13, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Google-Yahoo Deal[Media Coverage]
June 12, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Icahn Says He Would Remove Yahoo's Chief[Media Coverage]
June 4, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Icahn wants New Chief for Yahoo[Media Coverage]
June 4, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Icahn Wants New CEO for Yahoo[Media Coverage]
June 4, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Microsoft-Yahoo, Version 2.0[Media Coverage]
June 2, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Activist Fund Ousts Board of Japanese Companies[Media Coverage]
May 30, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Microsoft-Yahoo Battle Continues Despite Conflict[Media Coverage]
May 16, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Icahn Pushes to Unseat Current Board[Media Coverage]
May 16, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Yahoo Hits Back at Icahn[Media Coverage]
May 16, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

TravelCenters Directors in Battle[Media Coverage]
May 5, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Privately Active[Media Coverage]
April 8, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

What's Next for Microsoft-Yahoo?[Media Coverage]
April 7, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Activist Shareholders Are Getting Some Results[Media Coverage]
March 16, 2008
Barry H. Genkin

Recognition

Chambers USA2014 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 23, 2014
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Jerry D. Bernstein, Thomas E. Biron, Michael Z. Brownstein, Kevin J. Bruno, et al.

Blank Rome Recognized as Top Firm for Corporate Governance[Ranking]
July 30, 2013
Barry H. Genkin, Frederick D. Lipman, Yelena M. Barychev, Alan H. Lieblich, Melissa Palat Murawsky and Joseph G. Poluka

Chambers USA2013 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 24, 2013
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Grant E. Buerstetta, Ernest W. Chung, et al.

Six Blank Rome Attorneys Designated Lawyer of the Year byBest Lawyers[Honor]
May 2013
Barry Abrams, Lawrence F. Flick II, Barry H. Genkin and Raymond L. Shapiro

Directors & Boards Ranks Blank Rome as Top-Tier in Corporate Governance Issues[Ranking]
Summer 2012
Jerry D. Bernstein, Barry H. Genkin, Joseph T. Gulant, Frederick D. Lipman and Robert J. Mittman

Chambers USA 2012Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 7, 2012
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Michael D. DeBaecke, et al.

Blank Rome Ranked Top Law Firm in Corporate Governance Issues[Ranking]
Fall 2011
Jerry D. Bernstein, Barry H. Genkin, Joseph T. Gulant, Frederick D. Lipman and Robert J. Mittman

Chambers USA 2011Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 10, 2011
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, et al.

Chambers USA 2010Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 11, 2010
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, Bonnie Glantz Fatell, et al. (Also at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Office)

 
Reported CasesCases and Deals; Blank Rome Served as Underwriters' Counsel in China Commercial Credit IPO [Deal]; September 2013; Barry H. Genkin and Brad L. Shiffman; Counsel to the underwriters in connection with China Commercial Credit, Inc.'s initial public offering of 1,370,000 shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $8.9 million. Sabre Tubular Structures PA LLC in a Strategic Transaction [Deal]; June 5, 2012; Barry H. Genkin and Samuel H. Becker; Sabre Tubular Structures in a strategic transaction where is purchased assets from two entities. Sabre Industries in a Joint Venture With Brametel [Deal]; May 9, 2012; Barry H. Genkin, Michael J. Medveckus and Molly Crane; Sabre Industries, Inc. formed a joint venture with Brametel, S.A. iCAD Acquires Electronic Brachytherapy Systems Maker [Deal]; December 30, 2010; Jennifer J. Daniels, Ethan M. Seer, Barry H. Genkin, Steven Dubow, Lisa Casey Spaniel, Howard M. Knee, et al. iCAD in its $13 million acquisition of Xoft. Blank Rome Successfully Defends The Providence Service Corporation in Proxy Contest [Case]; June 17, 2009; Elise M. Adams, Barry H. Genkin and Richard DiStefano; Blank Rome successfully defended The Providence Service Corporation in a proxy contest against a dissident stockholder group. Sealy Corporation in a $627 Recapitalization [Deal]; June 2009; Barry H. Genkin; Sealy Corporation in a $627 recapitalization, including $100 million asset based loan, $350 senior secured notes, and $177 million-rights offering of senior secured convertible PIK notes. Regulus Group Acquired by 3i Infotech for $80 Million [Deal]; June 12, 2008; Barry H. Genkin and Louis M. Rappaport; Regulus Group LLC in its acquisition by 3i Infotech Ltd. for $80 million. Dynamic Imaging Acquired by GE Healthcare [Deal]; October 11, 2007; Barry H. Genkin, Louis M. Rappaport, Cory G. Jacobs and Karen L. Corliss; Dynamic Imaging LLC, in its acquisition by GE Healthcare.
 
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Barry H. Genkin

8 Century Avenue, Pudong
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