- Insurance Finance
- Capital Markets & Investments
- Derivatives & Structured Products
- Financial Services
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Private Investment Funds
|Contact Info||Telephone: 212.389.5035|
|University ||Yale College, B.A., summa cum laude|
|Law School||Columbia University School of Law, J.D. Stone Scholar 1987-1989|
|Admitted||1990, New York|
|Born||Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 25, 1963|
With nearly 25 years of experience as an investment banker and lawyer, Brian Barrett advises banks, broker-dealers, insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds and asset managers on all aspects of structured finance, secured lending and derivatives.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Brian served as Vice President for Global Liquidity Products at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he developed products and executed transactions in which banks, insurance companies, catastrophe (CAT) bond issuers, money market funds and pensions deployed liquidity. Before that, he was Managing Director of Secured Credit Products at HSBC Bank U.S.A., where he developed the insurance-linked securities (ILS) business, including AXXX/XXX securitizations, Embedded Value realization and other transactions executed by insurance companies.
Brian represents reinsurers and underwriters in insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions, including CAT bonds, side-car vehicles, industry loss warrants, XXX and AXXX transactions, and other financings in the property and casualty and life insurance markets.
Understanding transactions from the legal and business perspectives, Brian delivers guidance on all aspects of leveraged finance, prime brokerage, collateral swaps and derivatives. Brian also advises financial services clients on financial regulations and the evolving business conduct, margin requirements, transaction documentation and reporting responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of capital markets: equity offerings (2015) (Vice President and Associate General Counsel, USA)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Volcker Agencies Provide Seeding Period Guidance for BDCs, RICs and FPFs in New FAQ
Brian Barrett,Steven B. Boehm,Harry S. Pangas,John Allen Zumpetta, July 22, 2015
On July 16, 2015, the agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker rule (Agencies) issued FAQ 16, which provides guidance on the circumstances under which a seed investment would not cause (i) a registered investment company (RIC), (ii) a business development company (BDC) that has elected to...
ISDA Publishes EMIR Classification Letter
Brian Barrett,Daphne G. Frydman,Catherine M. Krupka,David T. McIndoe,Mark D. Sherrill, July 21, 2015
On July 13, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA EMIR Classification Letter (the Classification Letter), a form of letter that may be used by market participants managing their regulatory obligations under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation...
It's Curtains for Some Lump-Sum Window Programs
Bert Adams,Brian Barrett,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin, July 16, 2015
On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-49 to announce it intends to prohibit retirees who are receiving annuity payments from a defined benefit pension plan from electing a lump sum in lieu of the annuity. The IRS will prohibit these elections by amending the Treasury...
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