Phillip E. Stano: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Phillip E. Stano

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0261

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Retirement Products & Services
  • Insurance
  • Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
  • Privacy & Data Security
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0261
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Phillip-E-Stano
 
University University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A.
 
Law SchoolThe University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. Articles Editor, Law and Psychology Review
 
AdmittedAlabama; Numerous Federal Circuit and District Courts; U.S. Supreme Court; District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Member, Board of Directors, Attorneys Insurance Mutual of the South, Inc.
Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Insurance Regulation
Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Life Insurance Counsel (2003-2009)

 
BornBirmingham, Alabama, 1953
 
Biography

Phillip Stano relies on more than 30 years of experience-as a regulator, then as counsel for a life insurers' trade association and now as a defense attorney-to achieve positive outcomes in complex class action suits and other financial services litigation and regulatory and compliance counseling. Phil's clients are some of the nation's largest insurers and span all types of insurance, including annuity, life, long-term care, health, title, and property and casualty. Combining a thorough knowledge of class action procedure with an understanding of current regulatory developments, Phil represents his clients in state and federal courts and guides them on issues such as unclaimed property, retained asset accounts, privacy/cyber risk, adequacy of disclosure and regulatory compliance.

Before joining Sutherland, Phil served as chief litigation counsel at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), where he filed more than 350 briefs on significant issues affecting insurers' marketing life, annuity, disability, long-term care and health insurance products. He organized and directed ACLI's class action, state tort/judicial reform, insurer legal privileges, arbitration and insurance anti-fraud legislative reform efforts. Prior to ACLI, he was assistant attorney general and general counsel of the Alabama Insurance Department, where he litigated numerous civil matters at the trial and appellate levels. He has extensive experience in insurer rehabilitation and liquidation proceedings and unclaimed property/market conduct audit defense and advice.

Selected Experience
Sutherland's summary judgment for life insurance client affirmed by Tenth Circuit.
Sutherland's motion to dismiss in a New Mexico RESPA case affirmed by Tenth Circuit.
Sutherland's summary judgment for life insurer in retained assets action affirmed by Ninth Circuit.

Awards and Rankings

Named the American Tort Reform Association's Legal Reform Champion (2005)

 
ISLN903478098
 

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Call Answered: Supreme Court to Decide if Offer of Judgment Moots TCPA Class Action and Scope of Gov’t Contractor Liability
Keith J. Barnett,Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Phillip E. Stano, May 22, 2015
On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez,1 a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. The case raises two related questions that are the source of frequent litigation and circuit conflict in class actions: (1) whether a Federal Rule of Civil...

Price Optimization Update: NAIC Revises White Paper, Florida and Indiana Question Certain Practices
Eric A. Arnold,Thomas W. Curvin,Stephen E. Roth,Cynthia R. Shoss,Phillip E. Stano, May 19, 2015
“Price optimization,” a practice that uses predictive modeling and data analytics in pricing insurance products, continues to draw the attention of state regulators, consumer advocates, and class action plaintiffs. Last week, Indiana and Florida issued statements questioning certain...

Eureka: California Controller Discovers New Source of Revenue from Insurers
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Irene A. Firippis,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, April 27, 2015
The California Controller’s (Controller) latest squeeze on the life insurance industry involves: sending life insurers notices of assessment of interest on unclaimed property reported and voluntarily remitted in December 2014.



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Phillip E. Stano

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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