Barry K. Shuster is an attorney, bioethicist and editor. He is admitted to all North Carolina state and U.S. District courts and the U.S. Supreme Court bar, and is a certified superior court mediator (NC Dispute Resolution Commission) and court-appointed arbitrator (Wake County, NC). He has represented numerous publicly and privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations, in formation, transactions and litigation, and has appeared before state and federal courts.
He earned his law degree at NCCU in 1999 while serving as a vice-president at Divers Alert Network (DAN), an international medical research and safety organization affiliated with Duke University Health System. He currently serves DAN as a member of its medical research institutional review board. He holds a Master of Science, Bioethics from Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also completed a two-year clinical ethics internship in the Department of Social Medicine at University of North Carolina Health Care System.
Barry has particular interest in ethics and law as it pertains to the foodservice and healthcare. In 2003, Barry became founding editor and an investment partner of Restaurant Startup & Growth, a national management education magazine for independent and emerging-chain owners and managers in the $600 billion U.S. restaurant industry. He is co-editor of the National Restaurant Association's Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants, the standard accounting manual for the industry. He is also a contributor and reviewer of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Law Review.
Barry earned his baccalaureate at UC-Davis, his MBA from Pepperdine University.