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Barry is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. For over 25 years, he has litigated and tried complex commercial and product liability cases in state and federal courts across the country. These include numerous "bet-the-company" cases and, more recently, contingency / partial contingency fee cases, where Baker takes a stake in the litigation. Barry has represented a variety of clients over the years from high net-worth entertainers to Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and consumer product companies. He is a member of the Firm's National Trial Team and the Litigation Chair for Baker's California Offices. Barry loves being in the courtroom and is entirely at ease in front of a jury. He never assumes a case will settle, which means his cases undergo an early case assessment (ECA) as well as development of a strategic plan, budget, and themes of the case. At every stage, Barry assesses how new and developing facts, witnesses and documents fit the strategic plan, budget and themes. He also works tirelessly to learn the strengths and weaknesses of his case, to stay ahead of his opponents, and to keep his clients well-informed and well-positioned to settle or try the case, depending on their goals and objectives.

With the healthcare and life sciences sector at the heart of the pandemic, we are seeing some new issues arising in the already complex world of life sciences collaborations, for both coronavirus-related and other products and therapies. The Life Sciences Collaborations: Key Considerations in the COVID-19 Era document is a…