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Since joining Locke Lord in 1982, Mr. Barney has devoted his practice to counseling clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on insurance industry issues. Mr. Barney has represented publicly and privately held U.S. and international insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries in both the life/health and property/casualty fields in connection with a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues, including corporate organization and restructuring, licensing, privacy compliance, corporate governance, product development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and market conduct and compliance. His practice has included the design and implementation of a variety of reinsurance programs and products for US domestic insurers and reinsurers, and for a number of years his efforts were focused on counseling London insurance market clients on US regulatory compliance issues. He also has extensive experience in assisting trade associations, retailers, financial institutions, and other non-insurance entities design and implement successful insurance and warranty programs for their members, customers and employees, and has also assisted with the organization of related captive insurance company operations.
Mr. Barney is a member of the Insurance Law Committee of the California State Bar Association and also serves as Vice Chair of the California State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Liability Insurance, which designs and negotiates the legal malpractice insurance program sponsored by the California State Bar Association for its members. For a number of years Mr. Barney served on the board of the Inner City Youth Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides summer camp, career mentoring, and leadership development programs for disadvantaged urban youth.
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