• Business Law, Securities Law
  • Washington
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation & Counseling
  • Corporate Law & Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
U.S. Tax Court
Languages
Professional Experience
Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
Cum Laude
Colgate University
B.A.
Awards
Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the World
Named in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and securities law Named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers: "Barry Kaplan . . . continues to focus his practice on securities litigation and is recognized by peers as the 'go-to guy for this type of work'"
Selected to Washington CEO Magazine's list of Top Washington Lawyers
Repeatedly named a "Washington Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar # 8661
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Speaking Engagements
"2008 Director Legal Update," Seattle Northwest Chapter NACD, Seattle, Washington, May 2008
"2007 Director Legal Briefing Update," Seattle Northwest Chapter NACD, Seattle, Washington, May 2007
"The Pendulum Swings: Securities Class Action Suits, and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance," Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, and the Institute of Corporate Directors, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 2007
"The Changing Landscape: Private Securities and Derivative Litigation in the Wake of Criminal and Regulatory Enforcement Actions," Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, Oregon, February 2007
"The SEC's New Focus on Lawyers," WSBA Corporate Law Department Section, Seattle, Washington, November 2006
"The Playing Field Begins to Level: Perspectives of a Defensive Player," General Counsel Forum, Seattle, Washington, May 2006
"Director Legal Briefing: What Directors Need to Know in 2007," Seattle Northwest Chapter NACD, Seattle, Washington, May 2006
"After the Storm: Securities and Corporate Litigation in the Post-Sarbanes World," Northwest Securities Institute, Seattle, Washington, February 2006
"Internal Investigations and Ethics Issues in a Post-Sarbanes-Oxley World," Bowne/PLI's New Developments in Securities Law, Seattle, Washington, December 2005
Co-presenter with Larry Sonsini, "Board Service: Is It Worth the Risk?" Seattle, Washington, October 2005
"A Tour of Recent Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation Developments: Selected Points of Interest to Corporate Counsel," Corporate Counsel Institute, Seattle, Washington, October 2005
"Derivative Litigation Developments," Glasser LegalWorks, San Francisco, California, July 2005
"Regulatory, Statutory and Case Law Developments of Significance to Directors," National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Seattle, Washington, May 2005
"A Perfect Storm: Practicing Law at the Convergence of Private Securities Litigation, Derivative Litigation, SEC Enforcement, and Criminal Proceedings," Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, Oregon, February 2005
"Federal Practice in an Era of Corporate Scandals," Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, Seattle, Washington, December 2004
"The New Era of Corporate Governance Litigation: Claims against Directors and Internal Investigations," American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA), Phoenix, Arizona, September 2004
"Internal Investigations: Corporate Investigations for Effective Governance," The Seminar Group, Seattle, Washington, July 2004
"What Directors Need to Know about Emerging Best Practices Minutes and Records," National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Seattle, Washington, May 2004
"Handling a Disclosure Crisis," Northwest Securities Institute, Seattle, Washington, February 2004
"Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 Reporting Up," ACCA General Counsel Forum, Seattle, Washington, February 2004
"Change Is Opportunity: Ethical, Professional, and Practical Challenges Facing In-House Counsel and Corporate Lawyers," Corporate Counsel Institute, Seattle, Washington, October 2003
"Selected Litigation Issues Relevant to Venture Capital Financing," Venture Financing Seminar, Seattle, Washington, June 2003
"The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and Recent SEC Initiatives on Private Securities Litigation," Fifth Annual SEC Disclosure Accounting and Enforcement Conference, Glasser LegalWorks, San Francisco, California, May 2003
"D&O Insurance and Shareholder Litigation," CPCU Society, Seattle, Washington, March 2003
"Sarbanes-Oxley," Western District of Washington Annual District Meeting for Judges and Lawyers, Seattle, Washington, March 2003
"Sarbanes-Oxley," University of Washington Business School, Seattle, Washington, February 2003
"Civil Liabilities under Sarbanes-Oxley," ACCA, Seattle, Washington, December 2002
"Criminal and Civil Liabilities under Sarbanes-Oxley," KPMG/Perkins Coie Briefings, Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, 2002
"The Changing Relationship between Attorney and Corporate Client under Section 307 of Sarbanes-Oxley," Corporate Governance and Responsibility Seminar, The Seminar Group, Seattle, Washington, 2002
"Corporate Governance Measures to Prevent Securities Fraud," PLI, San Francisco, California, 2000
"Recent Developments in Lead Counsel and Class Certification," PLI, San Francisco, California, 1999
"Developments in Securities Class Action Litigation: A U.S. Perspective," Annual Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Seminar for Directors and Officers, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1997
"Judicial Developments in Securities Law," Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, Oregon, 1995
"Insider Trading," American Society of Corporate Secretaries, Seattle, Washington, 1994
"Insider Trading Issues," Financial Executives Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1994
"Shareholder Class Action," Northwest Securities Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1993
"Securities Arbitration A Defendants Perspective," Northwest Securities Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1988
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