Steuart H. Thomsen: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Steuart H. Thomsen

Steuart H. Thomsen
Of Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • ITC Section 337 Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0166
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Admitted1979, Maryland; 1980, District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, Employee Benefits Law Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
Former Member and Chair, Legal Ethics Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, Committee on Admissions and Grievances, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Former Chair of Governance Committee, Council for Court Excellence
fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

BornBaltimore, Maryland, March 2, 1954

Steuart Thomsen, with more than three decades of litigation experience, concentrates his practice in complex business litigation, including class action defense. Steuart's clients include insurance companies (both life and property casualty) and others in the financial services industry. He has appeared in numerous state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies, including the International Trade Commission.

Steuart has represented and counseled clients in litigation and other proceedings in connection with insurance, unclaimed property, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), tax, intellectual property, false advertising claims, contract and other commercial disputes, securities fraud and Administrative Procedure Act challenges. He also advises clients in the pre-litigation phase of disputes in an effort to avoid or prepare for potential litigation.

Selected Experience

Sutherland wins dismissal of ERISA fiduciary breach claims.
Sutherland represents more than 20 insurers in unclaimed property litigation in West Virginia.
Sutherland wins dismissal of extra-contractual claims and summary judgment for homeowners' insurer in flood insurance case.

Awards and Rankings

Selected as a Washington, DC Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011-2016)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers (2013-2015)


Honorable Joseph H. Young, U.S. District Court - Maryland.


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Ho! Ho! Ho! Delaware Sets its Sights-Again-on Uncashed Rebate Checks
Amy F. Nogid,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Eric S. Tresh,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, December 17, 2015
There’s never a dull moment in Delaware when it comes to unclaimed property. The latest salvo comes by way of a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Department of Finance against Blackhawk Engagement Solutions (DE), Inc. (formerly known as Parago, Inc.), a provider of rebate, reward and incentive...

NAIC Unclaimed Benefits Model Drafting (A) Subgroup Identifies Key Model Law Issues
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Irene A. Firippis,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, June 10, 2015
On May 29, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC) Unclaimed Benefits Model Drafting (A) Subgroup (the Subgroup) met to discuss regulator and industry materials submitted to the Subgroup and identified three critical issues that it intends to consider when drafting the...

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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Steuart H. Thomsen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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