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Hank Barry


HANK BARRY is co-chair of Sidley's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice group and a founder of the firm’s Palo Alto office. He has advised many prominent technology companies as a lawyer, investor and director, including seven companies in which he was involved from formation through IPO. He has testified twice before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee with respect to technology and intellectual property policy.

Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Barry was a managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in San Francisco. From April 2000 to May 2002, he served as CEO and a Board member for Napster, Inc.

In 2011, he represented Baidu, Inc. in connection with its breakthrough agreement with One-Stop China (a joint venture of Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony Music) for the distribution of digital music in China. In 2013 Mr. Barry represented Society6 LLC in its acquisition by Demand Media, Inc. Mr. Barry currently represents Inc. and other companies in digital media matters.

He is recognized in the 2012 through 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Barry is also recommended in Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in the Legal 500 US 2014.

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