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Overview

Barney Given concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and bankruptcy reorganization. Barney’s practice encompasses significant commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has argued dozens of cases to verdict, both to juries and to the court, including commercial real estate and development disputes, and intellectual property disputes. Barney recently served as lead trial counsel before a Federal Court jury in the successful defense of one of the largest IT consultants in the United States.

Barney has represented debtors, creditors, and creditors' committees in cases throughout the United States, and he has handled numerous complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases across a broad array of industries, including energy, health care, manufacturing and real estate. In addition, Barney serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Partners.

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Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas

Recognition

  • Led Winning Deal Team in the Turnaround M&A Atlas Awards "Corporate Turnaround of the Year" (2017)
  • Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named "Southern California Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2008, 2010, 2012-2018)
  • Led Winning Deal Team in the M&A Advisor's "Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year," 8th Annual Turnaround Awards (2014)
  • Led Winning Deal Team in the M&A Advisor's "Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year," 7th Annual Turnaround Awards (2013)
  • Named "Texas Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2008)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Affiliations

  • Member, Judging Committee of the 2017 Emerging Leader Awards 
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Judging Committee Member, M&A Advisor 8th Annual International M&A Awards (2016)
  • Secretary, Bankruptcy Sub-Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee of Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas in El Paso (2005-2007)