Barbara is part of the derivatives and energy practice groups. She
negotiates sophisticated agreements for a Fortune 100 energy company,
including: commodities derivatives; currency exchange swap agreements;
agreements for the purchase and sale of energy commodities, including
oil, natural gas, and electricity; and guarantees and letters of credit
securing the aforementioned transactions.
She negotiates agreements with domestic and international
counterparties, being familiar with both U.S. and European
Prior to joining SWA, Barbara was in private practice for six years,
specializing in wills and estates, guardianship, and general contract
law. Prior to operating her own law office, Barbara served as in-house
counsel at Siebel Systems, Inc. for two years, where she was responsible
for drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts including
consulting, training, technical, independent contractor and other
service related agreements. Barbara was also of counsel for Bayer
Corporation where she was responsible for drafting, reviewing and
negotiating contracts including licensing agreements, shipping
contracts, sponsored research agreements and clinical research
Barbara has taught business and contract law at Suffolk University, Husson College and the University of Maine.
Licensed since 1978
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