Barker C. Keith L'97
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Barker C. Keith L'97

Barker KeithBARKER KEITH received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC, and later his Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1997, where he was a member of the Syracuse Law Review and inducted into the Order of the Coif.

Prior to attending the College of Law, Mr. Keith served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army for five years. Having grown up in Caracas, Venezuela, he has also attended the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as the University of Valladolid in Spain. He is licensed to practice law in New York, England and Wales.

Mr. Keith is currently Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd. – a subsidiary of the ACE Group – in Hamilton, Bermuda where he is involved in Sovereign’s legal and insurance underwriting work. His work concentrates on claims and recoveries, project reviews, insurance policy negotiations and country due diligence for cross-border bank finance transactions and investments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Keith joined Sovereign from Shearman & Sterling, LLP where he practiced corporate and securities law from 1997–2002. Working from Shearman’s New York, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi offices, Mr. Keith represented banks, issuers and corporations in a variety of cross-border project finance, capital markets and restructuring transactions.

Mr. Keith is a member of the American Society of International Law.

Relevant Links:

Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd.
The ACE Group
Shearman & Sterling, LLP
American Society of International Law

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