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.
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 The Legal 500 United States in the area of financial services: regulatory (2015); and insurance: non-contentious (2015)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of insurance regulation and investment funds (2008-2016)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mutual funds law (2005-2016)
Honorable Jesse E. Eschbach, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana.