Attorneys

Meet Barry

Barry is a founding partner of Menlo Park, California's Carr & Ferrell LLP, one of Silicon Valley's top technology law firms, and co-chairman of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

Recognized by San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley’s top corporate lawyers for five consecutive years and by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine as one of the top three venture capital lawyers in the Bay Area, Barry has provided extensive corporate guidance to public and private companies in a wide variety of technology and non-technology industries, as well as numerous venture capital clients.

Barry has counseled clients through venture capital financings, private securities placements, mergers and acquisitions transactions, licensing and distribution arrangements, patent sale transactions, employee stock option matters and initial public offerings.

As indicated above, Barry has advised clients in numerous industries, including energy/clean technology, integrated circuits, computer software, semiconductor design and manufacture, medical device and video game development and distribution.

Barry and his wife live in Portola Valley, where they raised their three sons. He also is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula.

Education
  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley (with honors)
Admitted
  • State Bar of California
Professional
  • Admitted to Practice – State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice – Central District of California
  • State Bar of California – Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
Representative Experience
  • LeanTaas, Inc. – Acts as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed developer of software solutions that increase patient access and improve operational performance for healthcare providers.
  • CLARA analytics, Inc. – Acts as general corporate counsel for this leading artificial intelligence (AI) and data science company specializing in building easy-to-use AI-based solutions focused on claims operations for the Property & Casualty and Disability insurance industries.
  • RiverMeadow Software, Inc. – Acts as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed developer of products which automate the migration of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers into and between public, private and hybrid clouds.
  • Monta Vista Capital – Acts as general corporate counsel for this Silicon Valley venture capital investment firm.
  • nusemi, inc. – Acted as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed developer of ultra-high-speed Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) communications, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Rubicon Labs, Inc. – Acts as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed developer of products which provide trust, identity, and security for connected IoT devices.
  • Raydiance, Inc. – Acted as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed next generation ultra short pulse laser company.
  • FireEye, Inc. – Acted as corporate and intellectual property counsel for this global network security company that provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats.
  • SuccessFactors, Inc. – Acted as general corporate counsel for this formerly public traded company, acquired by SAP, that provides cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software solutions using the Software as a service (SaaS) model.
  • Nexxo Financial Corporation – Acted as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed company, which provides technology-based financial services for international monetary remittance, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Hothead Games, Inc. – Acts as special licensing counsel to this privately-held, leading game developer.
  • Aeluros, Inc. – Acted as general corporate counsel for this venture-backed fabless semiconductor company innovating serial, high-performance, high-density physical layer (PHY) and SerDes (Serializer/Deserializer) solutions in mainstream CMOS technology for the 10 Gbps datacom and storage markets, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. for approximately $80 million.
  • Kerbango, Inc. – Acted as general corporate and intellectual property counsel for this venture-backed Internet appliance developer, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by 3Com for approximately $80 million.
  • Co-Design Automation, Inc. – Acted as general corporate and intellectual property counsel for this UK-based venture-backed provider of verification and system-on-a-chip design technology, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by Synopsys for approximately $36 million.
  • Radical Entertainment, Inc. – Acted as general corporate counsel for this Vancouver-based leading independent video game developer, was best known for developing critically acclaimed and commercially successful releases such as: The Simpsons: Hit & Run, The Hulk and The Simpsons Road Rage, including representing the company in connection with its acquisition by Vivendi Universal Games.
Media Appearances
  • San Jose Magazine
  • Bay Area Lawyer Magazine
  • The Recorder