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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Cost of Insurance Litigation -- District Court Says Stick to Enumerated Factors
Frederick R. Bellamy,Elisabeth M. Bentzinger,Thomas E. Bisset,Thomas R. Bundy,Thomas M. Byrne, May 5, 2014
In a class action challenging a cost of insurance (COI) rate increase, a New York federal district court has stated that an insurer may only consider factors specifically enumerated in the policy when raising COI rates on a life insurance policy. This decision specifically rejected the reasoning of...
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Thomas E. Bisset

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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