Bryan Barreras is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the global Banking & Finance and Fund Finance practices. A seasoned in-house and hedge fund financing lawyer, Bryan most recently served as executive vice president of operations for a tech start-up.

From 2008 to mid-2015, Bryan served as director and counsel in the legal department of the New York branch of Société Générale. While there, he managed a team of lawyers that provided legal coverage for the hedge fund and registered fund financing and derivatives businesses, structured notes program, proprietary index-linked structured products, insurance-linked products and asset-backed financing business. Bryan and his team structured, negotiated and executed hedge fund secured financing transactions and ISDA-based derivatives transactions linked to hedge funds, bonds and indices, in the form of credit facilities, pre-paid forwards, notes, options and total return swaps, and they advised on all aspects of transaction execution and acquisition of the bank’s hedges.

Prior to his tenure at Société Générale, Bryan held similar in-house roles at other financial institutions in New York, including serving as managing director in XE Capital Management’s structuring and real estate groups and as director in the legal group at BNP Paribas and Zurich Capital Markets.

Bryan began his legal career in private practice. He earned his JD from the New York University School of Law and his MBA and BS from the University of Houston. During his time in Houston, he worked as a mechanical engineer for a petrochemical manufacturing and oil refining company.


New York University School of Law, JD
Executive Editor, New York University Law Review

University of Houston, BS, Mechanical Engineering

University of Houston, MBA


  • New York


  • FINRA - Series 7 and Series 24 Registrations