Thomas E. Bisset: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Thomas E. Bisset

Thomas E. Bisset
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Products
  • Financial Services
  • Mutual Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0118
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Villanova University, B.S., magna cum laude
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D.; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
Admitted1986, Pennsylvania; 1994, District of Columbia
BornUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, January 19, 1962

With an insider's knowledge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tom Bisset helps financial institutions, including insurance companies, banks and mutual funds, comply with SEC rulings and regulatory requirements. Tom follows new developments in regulatory issues, and guides his clients in matters affecting mutual funds, variable insurance products, fixed annuity contracts and equity index products.

Before joining Sutherland, Tom served as a senior counsel in the Office of Insurance Products in the SEC's Division of Investment Management, working on investment company registration statements, exemptive applications and no-action letters, and participating in rulemaking projects and investment company examinations. He spent two years as a staff attorney in the Division of Market Regulation. Tom participated in several significant SEC projects, including the October 1987 Market Break Study.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents several insurers in developing and obtaining groundbreaking regulatory approvals from SEC and FINRA.
Sutherland advises mutual fund trustees on fund oversight.
Sutherland counsels life insurance companies on the redesign of registered separate account products.


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SEC Proposes Rule Related to Use of Derivatives and Financial Commitment Transactions by Regulated Funds
Frederick R. Bellamy,Cynthia R. Beyea,Thomas E. Bisset,Steven B. Boehm,Daphne G. Frydman, January 20, 2016
In December 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed a new Rule 18f-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) that would, if adopted, affect the ability of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds and business development companies (BDCs)...

NAIC IUL Illustration Subgroup Proposes Revisions to Actuarial Guideline 49
Eric A. Arnold,Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas E. Bisset,Dodie C. Kent,Clifford E. Kirsch, November 9, 2015
On November 3, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) IUL Illustration (A) Subgroup circulated for comment proposed revisions (Proposed Revisions) to recently adopted Actuarial Guideline 49 governing illustrations for indexed universal life (IUL) insurance policies. The Proposed...

NAIC Close to Adopting Guideline for IUL Illustrations
Eric A. Arnold,Frederick R. Bellamy,Thomas E. Bisset,Dodie C. Kent,Clifford E. Kirsch, June 11, 2015
On June 4, after long deliberation and extensive consultation with issuers of indexed universal life (IUL) insurance policies and other interested parties by the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force (LATF), the NAIC’s Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee adopted new Actuarial Guideline 49...
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Thomas E. Bisset

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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