- 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
CFTC Amends Regulation 1.35
Brian Barrett,James M. Cain,Daphne G. Frydman,Catherine M. Krupka,David T. McIndoe, February 4, 2016
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Regulation 1.35 requires futures commission merchants (FCMs), retail foreign exchange dealers (RFEDs), introducing brokers (IBs) and members of a swap execution facility (SEF) or designated contract market (DCM) (each a Covered Person and...
Preliminary Report on the Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception
Brian Barrett,James M. Cain,Daphne G. Frydman,Catherine M. Krupka,David T. McIndoe, December 11, 2015
On November 18, the staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a much anticipated report on the de minimis exception from the “swap dealer” definition, the Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception Preliminary Report (the Preliminary Report). Unfortunately, and as further...
Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative Notify Congress of Intent to Initiate Negotiations on Covered Agreement With EU Regarding U.S. Equivalence
Eric A. Arnold,Brian Barrett,B. Scott Burton,Eric R. Fenichel,John S. Pruitt, November 23, 2015
On Friday, November 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the chairs of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Banking Committee and Senate Finance Committee of their intent to initiate...
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