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.
- Albany Law School (J.D. summa cum laude 2015; Executive Editor for Coordinating, Albany Law Review); Syracuse University (B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude 2011)
- Ohio and New York
- Named 2023 Rising Star by Super Lawyers.Named 2023 Rising Star by Cleveland Magazine.