Joseph C.Barry (Joe)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.1024

Joe Barry represents financial institutions in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. His practice covers a range of matters, including representing trustees in cases relating to residential mortgage-backed securities, representing banks pursuing insurance claims against their insurers, and representing financial institutions in antitrust cases related to the setting of interest rates. Joe has significant experience taking and defending depositions, working with experts across numerous disciplines, and drafting dispositive motions.

Exemplar matters that Joe has handled include securing a summary judgment victory for a credit reporting agency both in the Southern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit, as well as a summary judgment victory for a large financial institution in its role as trustee for asset-backed securitizations, both in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit.

Joe also has a wealth of advisory experience. He has provided legal and regulatory guidance to a number of clients on issues related to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth In Lending Act, Fair Housing Act, and other laws and regulations as well as on complying with guidance from the Consumer Protection Bureau and the Fair Trade Commission. In addition, he recently has been involved with counseling clients through the transition away from LIBOR across multiple financial product types.

Joe has experience in courts across the country, including New York, Ohio, and Missouri.

Joe has also handled pro bono cases involving federal prisoners applying for clemency.


  • U.S. Bank prevails on summary judgment in case alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in losses relating to residential mortgage-backed securitiesJones Day secured summary judgment on behalf of U.S. Bank National Association in a lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged losses concerning investments in certificates issued by residential mortgage-backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • Molycorp emerges from bankruptcy as Neo Performance MaterialsJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in the bankruptcy buyout of the company by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.