- 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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Eleventh Circuit Reverses Outlier Decision on TCPA Prior Express Consent Standard
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, October 9, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has clarified the standard for “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in a September 29, 2014 decision reversing an outlier ruling by a lower court. In Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc.,...
CFPB Proposes to Examine and Directly Supervise Nonbank Auto Lenders
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,B. Knox Dobbins,Cheryl L. Haas,Jason S. McCarter, September 25, 2014
On September 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to make nonbank automobile lenders subject to the examination and direct supervision of the Bureau. Under the proposed rule, the CFPB would include as a “larger participant” any company engaging in more than...
TCPA Hot Issues - TCPA Restricts Autodialed Calls, but Courts Split on Meaning of Autodialer
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, September 25, 2014
To autodial or not autodial, that is the question. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defines autodialer as “equipment which has the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or sequential number generator, and to dial such numbers.” 47 U.S.C....
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