Barry Roberts, Esq.
Barry Roberts, Esq. received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He began his career as Litigation Attorney at the Office of General Counsel for the Interstate Commerce Commission and later at the Agency for International Development. He entered private practice in Washington, D.C. and represented a variety of businesses before federal regulatory agencies and in related commercial matters. He has successfully represented clients in federal District and Circuit (appellate) courts throughout the United States in several state courts in trial and appellate matters. He has also represented federal contractors in numerous proceedings before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the US Court of Claims. Barry has litigated over 40 reported appellate cases.
Barry currently focuses on corporate and business association counsel, government contracts, federal litigation, regulatory compliance matters, travel law including litigation and disputes, and counseling the personal legal affairs of the individuals and families who own, run, and stand to inherit substantial close corporations, LLCs, and other enterprises. Barry’s federal and state litigation background allows him to provide businesses and their owners personally with the inside knowledge to avoid litigation in the first place.
Barry has organized and served as general counsel to several large international trade associations and currently serves as general counsel to ALOA Security Professionals Association, Inc., an international trade association comprised of approximately 7,000 locksmiths, distributors and manufacturers in the United States and abroad.
Barry Roberts has for years been considered one of the nations’s preeminent travel industry attorneys. He has represented major trade associations, numerous travel agencies, travel agency consortia, tour operators, and consolidators throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in a variety of matters including disputes with airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and computer reservation systems. He also represents clients in connection with negotiating and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of businesses, employment agreements, including non-solicitation and non-compete, matters involving the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), trademark matters, government contract issues and litigation.
Barry has frequently served as an instructor and lecturer on legal and business matters affecting the travel industry for chapters of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA), Society of Government Travel Professionals (SGTP), Travel Trade Publications, Travel Weekly Publications, and various industry groups. He has consulted and testified as an expert witness in arbitration and litigation concerning travel agency matters in Maryland, California and Florida.
Barry is admitted to practice in The District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida (state and federal courts in each jurisdiction).