Barry J. Brett

Retired Partner

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6216
Business Fax: 212.704.5995


Barry Brett has handled a variety of complex litigation matters including landmark antitrust and trademark cases. His practice also includes counseling on antitrust and related issues involving mergers and acquisitions, product distribution, pricing, dealer termination and patent issues. He has represented domestic and foreign clients in such diverse businesses as legitimate theatre, popular music, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, computers and related equipment, paints and chemicals, labor unions, truck manufacturing, paper manufacturing, retailing, food manufacturing and distribution, and ball bearings.

Barry is a frequent writer and speaker on antitrust topics. He began his professional career as law clerk to United States District Judge Charles M. Metzner in the Southern District of New York.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association, chair Antitrust Section Committees on Sports, Labor & Entertainment, chair Sherman Act § 1, chair Sherman Act § 2 subcommittee; Forum on Sports and Entertainment Legitimate Theatre Division, member Forum Governing Committee; member Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association, member House of Delegates, past chair Antitrust Section; member Executive Committee, Recipient of NYSBA Antitrust Section Service Award
  • City College Alumni Association, past president; life member of Board of Directors

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust (2009-2014).
  • Selected for "Best Attorneys in New York," (2012).
  • Listed in New York Magazine as one of New York Area’s Top Lawyers, 2008-2011.
  • Listed in Who's Who in America's Legal Edition, 2008.



  • Columbia University, LL.B., cum laude, 1964
  • City College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1961

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan