Adam Barry is a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex financial services litigation, global disputes, and anti-corruption compliance and counseling, with a particular emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Barry's experience includes:
- Representing Bank of America in numerous cases relating to the 2007-08 financial crisis in federal and state courts across the country, with a focus on claims brought against residential mortgage-backed securities trustees under common law, New York’s Streit Act, and the federal Trust Indenture Act.
- Representing companies before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Counseling domestic and foreign clients regarding European and American anti-corruption laws, and designing risk-based anti-corruption compliance programs.
Mr. Barry also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on the right to freedom of expression and information, national security, and media regulation. He counsels clients on these issues and has filed amicus briefs concerning the right to freedom of expression in domestic and international courts including the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Barry is an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Compliance & Legal Society.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Barry clerked for Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also served as a judicial extern to Judge Andrew Guilford of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. As a member of UC Irvine School of Law’s second graduating class, Mr. Barry received his J.D., summa cum laude, with pro bono high honors.
Mr. Barry earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he was a varsity policy debater. After college, he worked as a litigation paralegal at two international law firms.