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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SEC Issues $875,000 Whistleblower Award
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Thomas R. Bundy, June 17, 2014
On June 3, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issued a whistleblower award to two individuals who had provided information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower program was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...

U.S. District Judge in Florida Dismisses SEC Action Against Corporate Defendants and Holds that Five-Year Statute of Limitations Removed the Court’s Subject-Matter Jurisdiction
Peter J. Anderson,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Brian L. Rubin,W. Scott Sorrels, May 27, 2014
On May 12, Judge James Lawrence King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed with prejudice the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) case against five defendants in an action alleging that the defendants engaged in securities fraud.1 In ordering...

Department of Labor Issues Interim Final Employee Whistleblower Rule Under the Consumer Financial Protection Act
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas R. Bundy,B. Knox Dobbins,Charles M. Kruly,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, April 11, 2014
On April 4, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Interim Final Rule establishing procedures concerning the manner in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will address employee whistleblower complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA). The...

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Office Information

Keith J. Barnett

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




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