Frederick R. Bellamy: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Frederick R. Bellamy

Frederick R. Bellamy
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Products
  • Mutual Funds
  • Corporate
  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0126
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction
Law SchoolCornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude Editor and Business Manager, Cornell Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1979, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Federal Affairs and State Affairs Committees, Insured Retirement Institute
Member, District of Columbia Bar

BornNewark, New Jersey, January 28, 1954

With deep experience in developing cutting-edge solutions and new products, Fred Bellamy counsels clients on the complex organization and federal securities regulation of life insurance, annuity products and mutual funds. Fred has worked extensively in the application of federal securities laws to all types of insurance products, including variable annuities, variable life insurance, universal life, excess interest products, modified guaranteed annuities and other market-value-adjusted products, indexed products and private placements of securities insurance products.

In addition to the creation of new funds and products, Fred regularly advises clients with respect to ongoing operations, such as periodic reporting and filing, annual reviews and approvals, exemptive applications, no-action letters, advertising, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) examinations and compliance manuals. In the investment company transactional area, Fred counsels in mergers and acquisitions of mutual funds and separate accounts, reorganizations and addition or deletion of portfolios.

Selected Experience
Sutherland counsels life insurance companies on the redesign of registered separate account products.
Sutherland counsels a coalition of major life insurance companies on evolving state and federal regulations and other legal developments.
Sutherland counsels on swap status of structured settlements and cross-border reinsurance.


Honorable H. Emery Widener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit.


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Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader
Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas R. Bundy,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn, September 1, 2014
On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13¿2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator, properly discharges its duties under the Employee Retirement Income...

Cost of Insurance Litigation -- District Court Says Stick to Enumerated Factors
Frederick R. Bellamy,Elisabeth M. Bentzinger,Thomas E. Bisset,Thomas R. Bundy,Thomas M. Byrne, May 5, 2014
In a class action challenging a cost of insurance (COI) rate increase, a New York federal district court has stated that an insurer may only consider factors specifically enumerated in the policy when raising COI rates on a life insurance policy. This decision specifically rejected the reasoning of...

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Frederick R. Bellamy

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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