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Carl F. Barnes


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With more than 20 years experience as a business lawyer, Carl specializes in representing large and small companies in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions. Carl represents companies in their initial public offerings as well as in secondary equity and debt financings.

As a former general counsel to two publicly held companies and with more than seven years of "in-house" experience, Carl has substantial experience advising senior management on a wide range of legal and business issues, including contract negotiation, licensing and protection of intellectual property, corporate governance, leasing and subleasing, antitrust, executive compensation, and employment/labor matters.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as vice president and general counsel of PAREXEL International Corporation, a publicly traded contract research organization; deputy general counsel of Thermo Electron Corporation, a publicly traded diversified technology company; and vice president and general counsel of Sequoia Systems, Inc., a publicly traded computer hardware manufacturer; and as a partner in the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr LLP, now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Carl served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Corporate Law Committee from May 2003 to 2005.

Carl is a 1980 magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and, after a year as a compensation consultant, received his J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984.


Carl Barnes

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Send in the Crowds? Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act

Key Antitrust Jurisdictional Thresholds Increase

Brandeis University
Harvard Law School

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