Wilson G. Barmeyer: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Wilson G. Barmeyer

Wilson G. Barmeyer
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0824
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Cornell University, B.A., with distinction, Economics
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude Member, Georgia Law Review
Admitted2006, Georgia; 2009, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Volunteer Attorney, DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Member, American Constitution Society


Wilson Barmeyer defends class action lawsuits, complex business litigation matters, and governmental regulatory examinations and audits, with a focus on litigation and regulatory matters involving financial services, life insurance and annuities, and broker-dealers. He also provides advice and guidance on all facets of unclaimed property matters, including audit defense, litigation counsel, compliance and planning strategies.

Wilson's unclaimed property practice focuses on defending companies in multistate unclaimed property audits and litigation. He has defended more than a dozen companies in unclaimed property litigation against multiple states and has represented numerous clients in audits conducted by contingent fee auditors. He advises clients on a wide range of unclaimed property and compliance issues, including gift cards and other stored-value programs and the use of the Social Security Death Master File to identify unclaimed benefits and develop remediation strategies. Wilson has counseled clients on unclaimed property issues across a wide range of industries, including insurance, financial services, broker-dealer, retail, restaurant, technology, media and telecommunications. He works with Sutherland's multidisciplinary team of regulatory, tax, and litigation attorneys to address unclaimed property issues involving new business models and emerging technologies.

Wilson is also a member of Sutherland's Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) team and defends companies in class action litigation under the TCPA. He provides advice on compliance and best practices on TCPA issues, the telemarketing sales rule, CAN-SPAM, and other consumer protection and privacy statutes. He has worked with a wide range of industries on these issues, especially the insurance and financial services industries.

Wilson earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was a member of the Georgia Law Review. He earned a B.A. in Economics, with distinction, from Cornell University and studied at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the firm, Wilson served as a law clerk for the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Selected Experience

Sutherland defeats class certification in California case alleging misconduct and unfair competition in consumer lending.

Sutherland represents more than 20 insurers in unclaimed property litigation in West Virginia.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2014-2015)

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


Honorable William T. Moore, Jr. of the Southern District of Georgia


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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...

Supreme Court Instructs Ninth Circuit to Consider Common Law of Trusts in Applying ERISA's Statute of Limitations
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Carol T. McClarnon,W. Mark Smith, May 20, 2015
The Supreme Court has once again emphasized the importance of ERISA’s origins in the common law of trusts, this time in interpreting its statute of limitations. On May 18, the Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Tibble v. Edison1, which had held that a claim for breach of...

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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Wilson G. Barmeyer

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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