University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, J.D., Finance Transactions

  • Associate Editor, Buffalo Criminal Law Review

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Business Administration and Political Science


District of Columbia

New York

Cory Barry is a partner in Chapman and Cutler’s Banking and Financial Services Department. He joined the Firm in 2012. Cory’s practice involves representing financial institutions in connection with debt capital markets and structured products transactions. He also advises clients on financial regulatory matters, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related rulemaking initiatives.

Cory regularly represents financial institutions in connection with the public and private issuance of corporate and asset-backed fixed income securities, asset-based lending, and term issuance and ABCP financing of various assets. He has experience with many types of financial assets and other collateral, including automobile loans and leases, credit card receivables, dealer floorplan loans, wireless equipment installment plan (EIP) contracts, PACE assessments, student loans, marketplace/peer-to-peer loans and unsecured consumer loans. He also has experience in the development and structuring of various derivative products linked to equities, indices, currencies and commodities.

Cory’s experience includes working on assignment at a client’s debt capital markets origination desk, where he supported the corporate bond underwriting platform and advised on financing transactions and related regulatory matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, Cory was a senior associate in the Global Finance Department of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He also served as an associate in the Capital Markets group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented the U.S. branch of a Japanese bank as lead arranger, and five other financial institutions, in providing a $1.75 billion revolving facility to a finance company for its auto and vehicle dealer floorplan receivables.
  • Advised the lead arranger and conduit purchaser in connection with the structuring and establishment of an $800 million revolving facility to finance equipment installment plan (EIP) receivables for a major wireless communications company.
  • Counsel to the issuer in connection with an SEC-registered credit card receivables securitization program.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of an aggregate $1.3 billion of dealer floorplan loan-backed notes (Rule 144A/Reg S) over three transactions.
  • Represented the issuer and sponsor in connection with multiple corporate bond repackaging transactions.
  • Counsel to a finance company in connection with its marketplace lending platform and related loan sales.
  • Represented the underwriters in multiple transactions for a private label credit card receivables securitization program.
  • Counsel to the issuer in connection with the term securitization of private education loans.
  • Advised a bank sponsor/issuer in the novation and assignment of multiple derivative arrangements.
  • Represent the bank lenders and ABCP conduits in the variable funding note facilities for three trusts involving private label credit card receivables.
  • Represented a program administrator in arranging for the direct purchase of $100 million of PACE assessments by institutional investors.