Barbara W. Bishop is an attorney in New York, specializing in the financial services industry and regulatory and employment law. She has practiced law for 35 years. After a period in the District Attorney’s Office including in the Rackets Bureau and other government jobs, Barbara joined Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., a global investment bank, where she became a Senior Managing Director and spent 23 years. There Ms. Bishop headed the Global Futures and Foreign Exchange practices and developed the Employment practice, handling transactional, contractual, and advisory work on a global basis. She also practiced in Litigation and Arbitration, and in Regulatory areas including Internal Investigations and Anti-Money Laundering. Ms. Bishop was a member of the Internal Audit Committee, the Retail Products Committee, the Global Compliance Committee, and she created and co-chaired the Diversity Committee. Furthermore, Ms. Bishop was the firm’s Acting Global Head of Human Resources, for a 16-month period during which time served on the Firm’s Operations Committee. Ms. Bishop was appointed to the firm’s President’s Advisory Council.
Post Bear Stearns, Ms. Bishop was the general counsel of a small broker/dealer specializing in securities with some futures practice. And following that assignment, Ms. Bishop consulted with a global broker/dealer and futures commission merchant owned by two foreign banks, where she audited employment practices and developed a non cash and deferral compensation scheme for world wide implementation. After 16 months, Ms. Bishop consulted a broker/dealer specializing in mortgage backed products, providing general council services. Today, Ms. Bishop continues to consult in employment practices, investigatory matters, compensation arrangements, regulatory matters, and futures and securities matters.
Ms. Bishop is a graduate of New York University School of Law, Stanford University, and the Solebury School in New Hope, Pa. She is married and the mother of two sons, one, a Skidmore graduate, now in law school and the other a recent graduate of Stanford University.