Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Barry Rothchild is a partner of Nixon Peabody LLP. Barry works on bond financings in which the firm acts as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, liquidity provider counsel, and credit enhancement counsel, and he leads the efforts of the Public Finance group in acting as derivatives counsel on swap transactions to municipal entities, for-profit and nonprofit corporations, and swap providers. Barry has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating ISDA Master Agreements and related Credit Support Documentation and Confirmations of transactions primarily involving interest rate and commodity derivatives. Barry also has extensive experience in the drafting of bond resolutions and the drafting and/or negotiating of standby bond purchase agreements, letter of credit and reimbursement agreements, and revolving credit agreements and in working on official statements for bond offerings. Barry has been a speaker at multiple derivative conferences, webinars and workshops and has prepared and given presentations on derivatives to clients of Nixon Peabody as well as to members of the firm. Most recently Barry has been involved with presentations and workshops relating to the likely discontinuation of LIBOR and the negotiation of fall back language in documentation for the replacement of LIBOR and Barry is a member of a LIBOR Public Sector Industry Workgroup. Barry joined Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance group in 2005, having previously worked at another law firm primarily focused on derivatives work for three years. Prior to that, he was a public finance banker for more than 14 years.