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Vice President and General Counsel


Barbara has served OPIC in a variety of capacities before being named Vice President & General Counsel, including Deputy General Counsel, Head Counsel for Investment Funds and Political Risk Insurance, and as a project attorney, as well as a temporary assignment as OPIC’s Acting Vice President/Head of Investment Funds.

​​​​​​​Barbara is a Michigan native who began her legal career as Law Clerk to Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, after graduating from Notre Dame Law School. She was in private practice in San Francisco before moving to Washington, DC where she was a partner at the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder and specialized in commercial bankruptcy and reorganizations. During a sabbatical year, before joining OPIC in 2000, Barbara earned an LL.M in International and Comparative Law at Georgetown University Law Center.