Vice President and Legal Counsel, Westfleet Advisors
A former federal prosecutor and investment banker, Barry Kamar draws on his significant experience in courtroom trials and corporate finance to help Westfleet’s clients assess and navigate litigation finance opportunities.
Mr. Kamar served for approximately 10 years with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. As an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, Mr. Kamar was Chief of the Public Protection Unit and spent much of his time conducting jury trials in federal court. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Kamar served as a senior counsel in the New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial fraud and other violations of the federal securities laws. His decade of public service not only provides Westfleet’s clients with the insights of an experienced trial lawyer but also reflects Westfleet’s commitment to integrity, transparency, and conflict-free advice.
Mr. Kamar also applies his technical expertise in corporate finance and commercial litigation to advise Westfleet’s clients. First as an economist at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley & Co., Mr. Kamar advised corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and other strategic transactions. After obtaining his law degree, Mr. Kamar joined the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, where he litigated large commercial cases, including matters involving antitrust, securities, and breach-of-contract.
Mr. Kamar earned his B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Texas and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he also edited the Texas Journal of Business Law. He is fluent in Arabic and proficient in Spanish.