Stephen E. Roth: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Stephen E. Roth

Steve Roth
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Mutual Funds
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Investment Adviser
  • Retirement Products & Services
  • Insurance
  • Privacy & Data Security
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0158
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Notre Dame, A.B., summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D. Editor, Yale Law Journal
Admitted1978, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Board of Governors, Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC)
Co-chair, ALI-CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products (1999-Present)
Member, ABA Subcommittee on Securities Activities of Insurance Companies

BornMadison, Wisconsin, September 25, 1951

The leader of Sutherland's Financial Services Practice Group, Steve Roth ensures that financial services clients are operating within the complex and ever-changing regulatory guidelines that shape today's market. Steve advises life insurance companies on the development, marketing and ongoing compliance related to new insurance and annuity products, including registration of variable and fixed life and annuity contracts with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

With more than 35 years of experience, Steve has not only seen significant changes in the financial services market, but he also has played a key role in shaping the regulatory landscape to accommodate those changes. He participates in the development and regulation of pooled investment vehicles, including mutual funds, other regulated investment companies and private funds, including serving as counsel to funds and fund trustees. Investment advisers and broker-dealers also seek his counsel on regulatory and compliance issues.

Selected Experience
Sutherland counsels life insurance companies on the redesign of registered separate account products.
Sutherland counsels a coalition of major life insurance companies on evolving state and federal regulations and other legal developments.
Sutherland advises on formation and day to day operations of new mutual fund.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of insurance regulation and investment funds (2008-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mutual funds law (2005-2015)

Honorable Jesse E. Eschbach, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana.


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Update on Cybersecurity Issues - New York Section 308 Letter & NAIC Spring National Meeting
Ellen M. Dunn,Daniel E. Frank,Mark D. Herlach,John S. Pruitt,Stephen E. Roth, April 6, 2015
Cybersecurity continues to be an emerging regulatory issue in the insurance industry, as evidenced by recent actions taken by the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”). Specifically, in a...

California Joins Maryland and Ohio in Addressing “Price Optimization”
Thomas W. Curvin,John S. Pruitt,Stephen E. Roth,Cynthia R. Shoss,Phillip E. Stano, February 24, 2015
The California Insurance Commissioner issued a notice on February 18, 2015 to more than 750 property and casualty insurers doing business in California, announcing that “any use of Price Optimization in the ratemaking/pricing process or in a rating plan is unfairly discriminatory in violation...

New York’s Insurance Regulator Announces Results of Cybersecurity Survey and Previews New Regulatory Initiatives
Ellen M. Dunn,John S. Pruitt,Stephen E. Roth,Cynthia R. Shoss,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, February 13, 2015
On February 9, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) released a Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector (Report), summarizing the results of a survey completed by 43 insurers about their cybersecurity programs, costs and future plans. The Report also announced a series of...

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Stephen E. Roth

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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