Sharon Barbour’s practice focuses on litigation, cross-border investigations, and white collar defense. She has experience in disputes involving securities, tax, international, and commercial law before a number of U.S. and foreign regulatory authorities and U.S. Courts. Prior to joining the firm, Sharon was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Sharon is recognized in the 2021 guide for The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for white collar criminal defense in New York.

Sharon is a graduate of New York University Law School, where she served as the developments editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. She received her B.A., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was the senior editor of the Enquiry Philosophy Journal. Sharon is fluent in French.

Sharon received Sanctuary for Families’ Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Award in November 2019 for her work obtaining a special form of immigration relief for a survivor of human trafficking. Additionally, Sharon received the 2016 LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York Leadership & Initiative Award for her leadership role in creating the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York’s LGBTQ Youth Clinic.

Sharon Barbour’s practice focuses on litigation, cross-border investigations, and white collar defense. She has experience in disputes involving securities, tax, international, and commercial law…

Education

New York University (J.D., 2013); Washington University (B.A., cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Activities and Affiliations

Member, New York City Bar Association International Human Rights Committee

Co-Chair, Sanctuary for Families Pro Bono Council (PBC)

Member, Steering Committee of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York LGBTQ Youth Clinic

Mark S Cohen, Jonathan S Abernethy, Jason Brown, C Evan Stewart, and Thomas E Bezanson were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America‘s 2021 New York listings. Mark, Jonathan, and Jason were recognized for white collar criminal defense; Evan for securities litigation; and Tom for commercial litigation and product liability litigation defense. Additionally, Sharon L Barbour, Winnifred A Lewis, and Nicole Dhir were recognized in the New York list of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. Sharon was recognized for white collar criminal defense; Winnifred for commercial litigation; and Nicole for commercial litigation and securities litigation.

Sanctuary for Families honored Sharon Barbour at its Above and Beyond Awards for her pro bono work to obtain a special form of immigration relief for a survivor of human trafficking.  Sanctuary for Families provides legal, clinical, and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence.
Sharon L Barbour discusses the potential ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Cty. Employees Ret. Fund in The CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School’s publication on corporations and capital markets. The case addresses the question of whether state courts have subject matter jurisdiction over class actions under the Securities Act of 1933.
Sharon L Barbour provides a book annotation for the 44th volume of New York University’s Journal of International Law and Politics, reviewing "Entangled Rights of Freedom: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion and the Non-Discrimination Principle in the Dutch Wilders Case" by Lisanne Groen and Martijn Stronks.