Barry M. Okun

Of Counsel


Barry M. Okun is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of commercial litigation. Currently, Barry is actively involved in prosecuting In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation. Most recently, he was part of the Labaton Sucharow team that recovered more than $1 billion in the eight-year litigation against American International Group, Inc. Barry also played a key role representing the Successor Liquidating Trustee of Lipper Convertibles, LP and Lipper Fixed Income Fund, L.P., failed hedge funds, in actions against the Fund's former auditors, overdrawn limited partners, and management team. He helped recover $5.2 million from overdrawn limited partners and $30 million from the Fund's former auditors.

Barry has litigated several leading commercial law cases, including the first case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled on issues relating to products liability. He has argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits and the Appellate Divisions of three out of the four judicial departments in New York State. Barry has appeared in numerous trial courts throughout the country.

He received a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was the Articles Editor of the Law Review. Barry earned a B.A., with a citation for academic distinction, in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Barry has received an AV Preeminent rating, the highest distinction, from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell directory.


Boston University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 1981

State University of New York at Binghamton
B.A., History, 1978


1982, New York

1986, U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals
1986, First Circuit
1990, Second Circuit
2006, Seventh Circuit
2004, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court
1983, Southern District of New York
1983, Eastern District of New York