Mr. Baris represents investment companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers and other financial institutions in the full spectrum of financial services regulation. He helps clients develop new financial products that cross over banking, commodities, insurance and securities law. Mr. Baris counsels independent directors in governance issues. He also advises mutual funds and investment advisers in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, compliance, exemptive applications and innovative regulatory issues.
Mr. Baris served as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers from 2003-2009. The Subcommittee is part of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities. He currently chairs the Committee's Task Force on Investment Company Use of Derivatives and Leverage.
Mr. Baris also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation.
An active speaker and writer on issues concerning investment management and the regulation of financial institutions, Mr. Baris has been published in a variety of trade and general interest publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Fund Action, the Review of Banking & Financial Services, and USA Today Magazine.