Barry W. Lee

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Barry W. Lee

Barry W. Lee

Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Biography

Barry W. Lee is a partner in the civil trial and appellate practice and is resident in the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. He focuses on commercial litigation and has extensive jury and bench trial experience encompassing a variety of areas, including antitrust/unfair competition, banking/lender liability, construction, consumer class actions, employment, environmental, financial services and enforcement, insurance coverage, probate, products liability, real estate and securities. Barry’s most recent trial experience includes the successful defense of the purchaser of a $110 million loan from a trust established by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in connection with JP Morgan’s acquisition of certain Bear Stearns assets, and the successful defense of one of the nation’s leading health insurers in a whistleblower and wrongful employment termination action.

Barry was co-lead counsel with Robert A. Zeavin in Manatt’s successful representation of ICO Global Communications (Operations) Ltd. against The Boeing Co. and its Boeing Satellite Systems International subsidiary, which resulted in the largest total jury verdict in the U.S. for 2008.

Barry has been a contributing author to an antitrust treatise and has authored numerous articles and appeared as a speaker for the Practising Law Institute on various topics, including trial practice, discovery, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability insurance for lawyers and accountants, and antitrust.

Barry was a partner and chairperson of a San Francisco-based firm that combined with Manatt.

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Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1979

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1975

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) was established in 1872 as a nonprofit legal membership organization that provides San Francisco legal professionals with networking, educational and pro bono opportunities in order to better serve the community. BASF is located in the financial district at 301 Battery Street, between Sacramento and Clay Streets, on the third floor of the Bently Reserve building.Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Bently Reserve, formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was built in 1924.

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TO SERVE AS A PRACTICE RESOURCE FOR BUSINESS LITIGATORS AND TO PROVIDE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION.

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Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is a law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. It represents clients in health care, financial services, entertainment, media and advertising, real estate, technology, energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services and transportation. Its services include administrative law, advertising litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, taxation, employee benefits, global compensation, securities litigation, healthcare litigation, financial services litigation, and entertainment & media litigation. The firm was founded in 1965.

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Awards & Honors
2019
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2017
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2016
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
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