Keith J. Barnett: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Keith J. Barnett

Keith J. Barnett
Phone404.853.8384

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Insurance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8384
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Keith-J-Barnett
 
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
 
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D.
 
Admitted2000, California; 2005, Georgia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, Foundation Board, Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest college system in the state of Georgia
Board Member, Treasurer, Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Volunteer, Fulfillment Fund, a Los Angeles-based public interest organization that provides mentoring and college scholarships to students from inner-city public schools

 
Biography

Keith is a litigation, investigations (internal and regulatory), and enforcement attorney with more than a decade of experience representing clients in the financial services and professional liability industries. Keith represents clients against government regulators (SEC, CFTC, FDIC, CFPB), industry regulators (FINRA) and private litigants (including securities class actions) in federal courts, state courts and before arbitration and administrative law panels. Keith has won several federal and state cases at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages, and he has successfully litigated and arbitrated dozens of lawsuits and arbitrations to a final jury, bench or arbitration judgment.

Keith also advises clients in connection with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervisory examinations, investigations and enforcement actions. Keith regularly writes and lectures about hot topics in the financial services industry, focusing on issues that concern broker-dealers and the latest developments with the CFPB.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents energy trading company in crude oil investigation by CFTC.

Sutherland conducts internal investigation concerning alleged false information.

Sutherland secures summary judgment and jury verdict for large professional services firm in negligence suit.

Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2009-2014)

Client Tools

CFPA Guide

 
ISLN915309373
 

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CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies About Potential UDAAP Violations When Marketing Promotional Interest Rates
Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Brian M. Murphy,Robert J. Pile,Lewis S. Wiener, September 11, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin on September 3, 2014 warning credit card companies that marketing materials for promotional annual percentage rate (APR) offers may be in violation of the unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP) provisions of the...

TCPA Hot Issues: Is the Scope of Consent Unlimited?
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, September 11, 2014
What constitutes valid consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A hot issue in TCPA litigation is the scope of consent necessary to place automated calls to consumers where the consumer has provided a cell phone number to a company in connection with a specific transaction or...

SEC Waives Whistleblower Eligibility Requirements to Issue $400,000 Award
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Thomas R. Bundy, August 12, 2014
On July 31, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issued a $400,000 whistleblower award to an individual who provided information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC’s whistleblower program was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...

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Office Information

Keith J. Barnett

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996




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