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

Barry H. Genkin


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AV® Preeminent

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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)

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

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 in Washington, 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 by Chambers USA as a leader in corporate, M&A, private equity, and securities law. Clients say he is stellar: completely responsive, focused on delivering the best quality work and not concerned with his ego. He has also been recognized by Legal 500 USA for mergers, acquisitions and buyouts; and Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and securities law.

Mr. Genkin was awarded Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for 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 Intelligencer awarded 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.


Mr. Genkin served as president of the Board of Directors at Pennsylvania State University 's Smeal College of Business and serves as a board member of the Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a trustee for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and 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. (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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