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David Baris


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David Baris, a partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP, represents financial institutions throughout the United States 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 and proxy contests, as well as reporting and securities disclosure, compliance with corporate governance listing requirements of the national securities exchanges, holding company formations, regulatory reporting and applications, executive compensation arrangements, and new product and line of business development.

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

Before joining BuckleySandler, 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 Directors. 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, banking supervisory agencies and judicial bodies. He is also a member of the General Counsel Advisory Group of the Independent Community Bankers of America. In 2013, he was appointed to the Federal Bar Association Banking Law Executive Committee. From 2000 to 2004, 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.


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