- Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
- Consumer Financial Services
- Securities Enforcement & Litigation
- White Collar Defense
- Complex Business Litigation
- Financial Services Litigation
- Internal Investigations
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Privacy & Data Security
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8384|
|University ||University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.|
|Law School||Duke University School of Law, J.D.|
|Admitted||2000, California; 2005, Georgia|
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
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.
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” (2009-2015)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Unclaimed Property Audit Primer for Broker-Dealers
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham, April 29, 2015
The same State Treasurers and contingency-fee unclaimed property auditors that focused on the life insurance industry are now turning their attention to broker-dealers. Sutherland has been actively assisting companies with unclaimed property audits and currently represents broker-dealers that have...
DOL Reproposes Expanded ERISA Fiduciary Definition and Revised Complex of Exemptions
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Brian Barrett,Frederick R. Bellamy, April 22, 2015
On April 14, 2015, after 43 months in development, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its reproposal to expand the “investment advice fiduciary” definition under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), which was published in the Federal Register...
Will the FCC Answer Calls to Clarify the TCPA?
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Phillip E. Stano,Rocco E. Testani, April 9, 2015
We can now count an FCC Commissioner among those imploring the agency to act on the growing number of pending petitions asking for much needed clarification of regulations promulgated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). On April 1, 2015, in his remarks before the Association of...
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