I strive to make the legal and broader community a better place. Every day, I share my passion for the law, community, and justice with my colleagues and clients. By working in collaborative teams, we tackle complex legal questions, identify potential problems, and find innovative solutions. We have a shared commitment to achieve excellence and we rely on each other—using our deeply honed skills—in hopes of achieving just results.

Experience

Barry Landy is a Ciresi Conlin LLP litigator. He has represented both businesses and individuals in complex civil and criminal cases, including breach of contract, fraud, financial services litigation, class action defense, and white-collar crime and civil fraud. Barry has briefed motions and appeared in courts across the country both in federal and state court. Barry also has significant appellate experience and has drafted appellate briefs before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has also conducted a number of internal investigations of corporations related to allegations of fraud and embezzlement.

Barry’s experience also includes a federal court judicial clerkship for the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Additionally, Barry is an active member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, currently serving as the co-chair of the Civil Litigation Section. Barry has also provided many hours of pro bono service to the community as a volunteer attorney for the Minnesota Advocates for the Human Rights, Twin Cities Pride, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota. Barry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School where he was an articles editor of the Minnesota Law Review and a student director of the University of Minnesota’s Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Selected Case Results

Carver v. The Bank New York Mellon. Counsel representing ERISA participants, beneficiaries, and trustees that hold American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) for which the Bank of New York Mellon Corp., The Bank of New York Mellon., and BNY Mellon N.A.  (collectively “BNYM”) acted as a depositary. (2016)

Represented a fortune 500 company being investigated by the SEC for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The case ended with a resolution and settlement with terms favorable to the client.

Represented an individual under investigation by CFA institute alleging the client solicited clients when he changed jobs in violation of the CFA Institutes Rules. Obtained dismissal of the investigation without referral for an investigatory hearing.

Represented pro bono client against allegations of breach of contract claiming damages over $800,000. The case ended with a settlement with terms favorable to the client.

Represented President of Higher Education Institution in obtaining a favorable resolution related to the President’s employment agreement. (2016)

Represented broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration related to allegations of an unsuitable investment recommendation and lack of supervision by the broker-dealer.

Performed internal investigations of clients regarding allegations of improper marketing materials and wire fraud.

Represented a company in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois that coordinates the manufacture and distribution of Chinese-manufactured goods to customers throughout the world. Defended the company against 16 claims, including breach of contract, breach of warranties, fraud, trademark infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices and patent infringement. Also brought a breach-of-contract counterclaim against the Plaintiff. The case ended with a settlement with terms favorable to the client.

Represented a former in-house counsel in an investigation by the United States in connection with a grand jury subpoena issued by the government seeking testimony about fraud that allegedly occurred at the client’s former employer related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in complying with subpoenas related to a government investigation involving allegations of consumer fraud.

Represented an individual alleged by the United States to have committed wire fraud in plea negotiations with the District of Minnesota’s United States Attorneys’ Office and sentencing in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The client obtained the minimum sentence under the federal sentencing guidelines.

Represented Twin Cities Pride in a legal battle against the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board regarding First Amendment claims at the annual Pride Festival. Reached a settlement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board with terms favorable to our client.

Represented a prominent Somali journalist in his efforts to obtain asylum in the United States. The client had endured many verbal and physical attacks because of his job, was forced to flee his homeland after his colleagues were murdered by terrorists, and yet still spoke of journalism as a voice for those who are silenced by fear of persecution. Assisted the client in preparing his affirmative asylum application to the United States Department of Homeland Security and participated in an interview with government officials regarding his application. The United States granted his asylum application in May 2012.

Case results before 2016 were achieved while Barry was at a former firm.

Community Service

Co-Chair, Hennepin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section

Member, Federal Bar Association Federal Practice Seminar Committee

Advocates for Human Rights, Volunteer Attorney.

Sections Representative, Board of Directors of the Hennepin County Bar Association

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Articles

“Deterring Fraud to Increase Public Confidence: Why Congress Should Allow Government Employees to File Qui Tam Lawsuits,” 94 Minnesota Law Review 1239 (2010)

“The Civil Litigation Section: Revitalizing to Better Serve You,” The Hennepin Lawyer Magazine (December 2016)