Barry Sher

Paul Hastings (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Barry Sher is the chair of the global Litigation Department of Paul Hastings. He is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for both Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation; Euromoney’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He has earned the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, was named by the American Lawyer as its Litigator of the Week for his recent success, and is a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, awarded each year for excellence in legal writing.

Mr. Sher’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, trials, and arbitration. He focuses on cases arising under the federal securities laws; breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims; contested takeover matters; and antitrust, RICO, tax, and other disputes.

Mr. Sher is admitted to the bar in New York. He is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Sixth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Western District of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, with honors, where he was a member of the Law Review, and from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School undergraduate program, with honors.


Lawyer (Partner)

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Paul Hastings (New York)
Seeger Weiss (New York)


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Asa R. Danes, Barry Sher, Kevin Logue The US Supreme Court holds that an allegation of parallel conduct and a bare assertion of an agreement do not suffice to state a claim of conspiracy under the Sherman Act (Bell Atlantic / Twombly)


INTRODUCTION On May 21, 2007, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision pertaining to the pleading standards in an antitrust action under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1. In Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, No. 05‐1126, the Supreme Court (...)

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