- 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“ (2009-2014)
• CFPA Guide
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Ringing in the New Year: TCPA Hot Issues for 2015
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, February 13, 2015
The year 2014 saw a surge in class action filings under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Record-setting class action settlements captured the headlines. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided guidance on some issues, but unsettled law in other areas placed a compliance...
TCPA Class Action Against Insurance Agent Not Covered by Professional Liability Insurance
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, January 14, 2015
As class action filings under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have continued to rise, so too have the number of disputes with commercial liability insurers over coverage for their insureds’ alleged TCPA violations. Whether TCPA defendants can seek coverage from liability insurers...
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