Barbara is both the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of ClearBridge. She joined a predecessor organization in 2005 and has 41 years of investment industry experience. Barbara manages a team of six compliance managers and analysts, and is a member of the ClearBridge Management, Brokerage, Proxy, GIPS Steering and Valuation Committees.
Prior to joining the firm, she served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Schroder Investment Management North America, Inc., as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, Special Counsel at the law firm of Rosenman & Colin LLP, and as an Associate at the law firm of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP. She began her career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she was an Assistant Regional Administrator in the New York Regional Office.
Barbara holds a JD from the Hofstra University School of Law and a BA from Brooklyn College/City University of New York.