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Gwenn B. Barney Associate

Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7063Fax 215.789.7511
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Gwenn Barney melds passion and skill in the areas of cybersecurity, general corporate, transactional and securities law to advise her clients and advance the accomplishment of their goals.

Gwenn helps guide clients through the implementation of cybersecurity and data privacy programs in a constantly shifting landscape of cybersecurity and data protection laws. She has worked with clients to ensure their compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the patchwork of data protection and breach notification laws in the United States. Additionally, Gwenn serves as a project manager for the X9 workgroup, an ANSI-accredited standards development organization, in its drafting of a universal standard for data protection and data breach notification in the financial services industry. Her interests in the field of cyber law extend into the areas of contract drafting for innovation, including SaaS, creative uses for block chain technology and regulation of the Internet of Things.

Gwenn works with clients from the beginning negotiations of a merger or acquisition, through the drafting of documents, the signing and closing of the agreement, and the post-closing steps that follow with an eye toward making certain that all of a client’s objectives are achieved. In addition, she assists clients with corporate governance matters, debt and equity financings, private equity and venture capital transactions, employment agreements, distribution agreements, and other corporate and commercial matters.  

Representative Matters

  • Represented a public distributor of dental and healthcare products in the creation of a new entity with a national dental supplies provider in order to better serve state dental association members with an online-only option for purchasing dental supplies
  • Represented CRP Industries, a leading supplier to the automotive and industrial service, in the sale of its automotive belt business to Continental A.G., a developer of technologies and services for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation
  • Represented Progress Physical Therapy in a multimillion dollar membership interest purchase agreement with Ivy Rehab, a network of more than 175 outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics in 10 states

  • Represented a life sciences revenue analytics software company in its merger with a life sciences commercial data and analytics company, creating an updated "best-in-class" data and analytics solutions company
  • Represented Stadium Goods, a streetwear and sneaker resale store and e-commerce site, in its multimillion dollar sale to Farfetch Limited, a publicly-traded global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry

Recognition & Involvement

While in law school, Gwenn was an executive editor for the Washington University Law Review, interned with Answers Corporation and the Student Press Law Center, served as a student attorney with the Washington University Environmental Law Clinic and assisted Washington University Professor Gregory Magarian in research for his book, “Managed Speech: The Roberts Court’s First Amendment.” She also spent a semester studying cyber law in Hong Kong.

Prior to law school, Gwenn earned her undergraduate degree in writing and public policy at the University of Pittsburgh. She volunteers with Philadelphia VIP and Mighty Writers.




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Washington University in St. Louis, JD, 2016

University of Pittsburgh, BA, 2013


Philadelphia Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

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