Barry Kamar

Partner

Financial Frauds, Commercial Litigation, Trial Practice

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About Barry Kamar

A former federal prosecutor and investment banker, Barry Kamar leverages his highly valued experience as a seasoned trial lawyer and corporate dealmaker to provide Meland Budwick’s clients with business-minded legal representation in fraud disputes and complex commercial litigation.

Barry served for approximately 10 years with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, Barry was Chief of the Public Protection Unit and spent much of his time conducting jury trials in federal court. Before joining the Department of Justice, Barry served as a senior counsel in the New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial fraud and other violations of the federal securities laws. Barry also spent several years at an elite New York law firm litigating large commercial matters, including securities fraud, antitrust, and breach-of-contract cases.

As a trial lawyer, Barry’s approach to litigation is informed by his corporate experience. Most recently, Barry was Managing Director of Westfleet Advisors, a leading national litigation finance firm, where he assisted claimholders in raising capital to litigate their commercial cases. Barry also was previously an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co. and an economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised Fortune 500 and middle-market clients on a variety of strategic corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate financings, and transfer pricing.

Barry is fluent in Arabic and proficient in Spanish.

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2006
  • University of Texas, B.A. with honors, 1999
    • Editor, Texas Journal of Business Law

 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

 

Memberships

  • Vice-Chair, Federal Committee, Miami-Dade Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law, and Business Law Sections, The Florida Bar

 

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish