Brian G. Barrett

Brian G. Barrett: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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Biography

With more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer and investment banker, Brian Barrett advises (re)insurers, banks, broker-dealers, fintech companies and pension sponsors on transactional, regulatory and compliance matters.

Brian’s transactional practice includes assisting:

•Pension sponsors and (re)insurers in connection with pension risk transfer transactions, including buyouts/liftouts, longevity swaps and reinsurance of annuity blocks;
•Financial-technology companies with respect to charter and state licensing and examination matters and banks, payment processors and payroll processors in connection with credit/debit prepaid cards, ACH transfers and mobile payments;
•Issuers, underwriters, sponsors and asset managers in connection with ILS securitizations, CLOs and sidecars;
•Life and non-life (re)insurers in connection with collateralized reinsurance transactions, reserve financing structures and RBC-driven transactions;
•Lenders and borrowers in connection with syndicated and bilateral loan and LoC facilities and loan warehouse facilities; and
•Dealers and end-users on derivatives and margin documentation, prime brokerage agreements and repo, securities lending and collateral management transactions.

Brian’s regulatory advisory work extends to insurance, banking and money transmitter laws, the Dodd-Frank Act, the National Bank Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the FDIA, the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act, U.S. securities laws, the Basel 3 risk-based and leverage capital rules, NAIC’s RBC rules, the Insurers Rehabilitation and Liquidation Act, BSA/AML and OFAC rules, federal and state privacy rules (including GLB restrictions), FCRA, EFTA and Regulation E, and Durbin/Regulation II.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Brian served as Vice President for Global Liquidity Products at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he developed products and executed transactions in which banks, insurance companies, catastrophe bond issuers, money market funds and pensions deployed liquidity.

Awards and Rankings

Honored with BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2016-2017)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of capital markets: equity offerings (2015)

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: CFPB Finalizes Payday Lending Rule-With a Few Changes (October 19, 2017)
On October 5, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized its new rules governing the small-dollar consumer loan market, based on a proposal first released in June 2016. The rule ...

Legal Alert: CFPB Warns Retail Card Companies off Deferred-Interest Promotions (June 14, 2017)
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent letters to the CEOs of several issuers of store brand credit cards warning of fairness and transparency concerns with deferred-interest ...

Legal Alert: Update on the OCC Fintech Charter: The Current Lay of the Land (February 22, 2017)
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is considering allowing financial technology (fintech) companies to be chartered as special-purpose national banks. Although the planning is still ...

Legal Alert: The Deadline for Compliance With the U.S. Variation Margin Rules Is Approaching! Are You Ready? (December 20, 2016)
The requirement that non-cleared swaps be fully margined, which is one of the last pillars of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), will take effect ...

Legal Alert: CFPB: Consider the Future Post-Obama (November 17, 2016)
The election of Donald Trump and the new administration means a changed political reality for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The President-elect is expected to replace Director ...

Legal Alert: ISDA Publishes Variation Margin Protocol (August 23, 2016)
On August 16, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA 2016 Variation Margin Protocol (VM Protocol). The VM Protocol is intended as a tool to help ...

Legal Alert: New York’s New BSA/AML Rule Imposes Monitoring, Filtering and Certification Requirements (July 28, 2016)
On June 30, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) adopted a new anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering (AML) regulation (Final Rule) that builds on federal anti-money laundering ...

Legal Alert: CFPB Fires Another Warning Shot for Processors to Be Aware of Their Merchants’ Activities (June 14, 2016)
In a recent line of enforcement actions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has signaled that it will hold payment processors liable if the CFPB believes the processors know or should ...

Legal Alert: The Federal Reserve Board’s ANPR with Respect to Capital Requirements for Supervised Institutions Significantly Engaged in Insurance Activities (June 7, 2016)
On June 3, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), approved an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR)1 regarding two potential regulatory capital frameworks for ...

Legal Alert: The Federal Reserve Board Outlines Approach For Capital Rules For Federally Supervised Insurance Groups (May 27, 2016)
At the NAIC’s tenth International Insurance Forum, Daniel K. Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), outlined the FRB’s plans forthe capital and ...

Articles

An introduction to pension risk transfers (Fall 2018)
Partnering Perspectives
Pension plan providers are increasingly focused on de-risking, or transferring risk from, defined benefit plans. In the event a plan sponsor determines to de-risk, several options are available. The ...

How States Might Challenge the OCC’s Fintech Charter (February 24, 2017)
Law360
Some state banking regulators see the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's plan to create a new charter for financial technology companies as a direct threat to their existing authority. ...

The Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio and Derivatives: Recent Developments (June 22, 2016)
The Review of Banking & Financial Services
The federal banking regulators adopted in 2014 the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio (eSLR) to supplement the risk-based capital rules. In their article for the June 2016 edition of The Review of ...

Recent Trends in Pension Buyouts and Lump Sum Offers (March 18, 2015)
Law360
Several sponsors of defined benefit plans, also known as pension plans, have taken steps to reduce the size of their pension liabilities since 2012. First, several plan sponsors have executed pension ...

Cat Bonds vs. Uncollateralised Reinsurance (August 2014)
Reactions
In his article for Reactions, “Cat Bonds vs. Uncollateralised Reinsurance,” Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett compares the protection offered by a catastrophe bond with that of a traditional ...

Putting the CFTC's 'Swap' Definition into Context (June 5, 2014)
Law360
The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight recently addressed, for the first time, the commission's definition of a swap as it applies to a specific insurance transaction. U.S. ...

Private Funds’ Key Takeaways from Volcker (January 31, 2014)
Law360
The final rule implementing the “Volcker Rule” requirements of Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act (added by Section 619 of Dodd-Frank) was issued on December 10, 2013. Banking entities ...

Liquidity Coverage Ratio: What It Means For End Users (November 22, 2013)
Law360
On Oct. 24, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation proposed rules implementing the ...

Newsletters

Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Fall 2018)
We are pleased to present the Fall 2018 edition of Partnering Perspectives, which focuses on a number of legal developments as well as offers recommendations of preventive measures that you might ...

Presentations

A Survey of the Different Licensing and Chartering Options for FinTechs (May 1, 2018)
2018 ACI Fintech and Emerging Payments Conference
Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Brian Barrett speaks on a panel at the 2018 ACI Fintech and Emerging Payments Conference called “A Survey of the Different Licensing and Chartering Options for ...

The Effects of Evolving Capital Standards on the Life Insurance Industry (September 22, 2016)
Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC)
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett moderates The Effects of Evolving Capital Standards on the Life Insurance Industry panel at the ALIC Regional Insurance Counsel Roundtable on September 22, 2016, in ...

Is Alternative Capital a Force for Good in the Re/insurance Industry? (May 6, 2015)
Reactions Alternative Capital in Re/Insurance Business Club Conference
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is a panelist on Is Alternative Capital a Force for Good in the Re/insurance Industry? during the Reactions Alternative Capital in Re/Insurance Business Club ...

Regulation (May 5, 2015)
Reactions Insurance Asset Management Forum
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is a panelist on Regulation during the Reactions Insurance Asset Management Forum on May 5, 2015.

Insurance-Linked Securities: Legal and Regulatory Considerations (December 2, 2014)
HFM ILS Intelligence Summit
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is speaking at the 2014 HFM ILS Intelligence Summit. Brian's presentation, Insurance-Linked Securities: Legal and Regulatory Considerations, will cover key issues, ...

Webcast: De-Risky Business: Legal and Practical Issues in Pension Settlements (November 12, 2014)
CLE Presentation
Sutherland and BCG Terminal Funding Co. co-host a webinar, covering recent developments in the pension buyout and lump sum settlement market. Panelists will summarize features of recent pension ...

Liquidity Coverage Ratio Update (October 2, 2014)
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is speaking to the Federal Home Loan Banks with respect to a Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) rule that was jointly adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal ...

Alternative Capital: Legal & Regulatory Issues (June 10, 2014)
Alternative Capital in Re/insurance Conference
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett spoke at the 2014 Alternative Capital in Re/insurance Conference hosted by the Reactions Business Club. Brian’s presentation, Alternative Capital: Legal & Regulatory ...

Cat Bonds vs. Uncollateralized Re (June 10, 2014)
Alternative Capital in Re/Insurance
On June 10, 2014, Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is a featured speaker at the Reactions’ Business Club Alternative Capital in Re/Insurance Conference in New York City. The conference provides a ...

Insurance Regulatory Developments (May 20, 2014)
LOMA Financial Inforum
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett spoke at the 2014 LOMA Financial Inforum. Brian’s presentation, “Insurance Regulatory Developments,” covered key regulatory issues affecting the life insurance industry.

News

In the News

Insurers Favor Fed’s BBA Capital Standard over Consolidated Approach (October 18, 2016)
A.M. Best
Sutherland Partner Brian Barrett is quoted in this A.M. Best article providing insight on the Federal Reserve Board’s newly proposed domestic capital standard, a two-tier approach for the insurers it ...

Banks’ Favorite New Strategy: Footnote 151 (April 7, 2016)
The Wall Street Journal
Partner Brian Barrett is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal regarding banks referencing footnote 151 in the 2013 document “Regulator Capital Rules” in hopes to lower the burden of new ...

Alternative Capital Outlook: New York Event (June 22, 2015)
Reactions
Partner Brian Barrett is quoted in a Reactions article regarding the potential impact if the alternative capital space continues to increase at a rapid rate. “Some investors may be unable to invest ...

CFTC Grants No-Action Relief to Commodity Pool Operators with Respect to Certain Insurance-Linked Securitization Vehicles (February 3, 2015)
FC&S Legal
Sutherland’s legal alert, “CFTC Grants No-Action Relief to Commodity Pool Operators with Respect to Certain Insurance-Linked Securitization Vehicles,” is featured in FC&S Legal.

Press Releases

Two Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partners Recognized as All-Stars for Client Service (February 9, 2017)
NEW YORK-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that two partners, Brian G. Barrett and Cynthia R. Shoss, were named 2017 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The annual list recognizes ...

The American Lawyer Recognizes EXOR’s Acquisition of PartnerRe for M&A Deal of the Year in its 2016 Global Legal Awards (July 25, 2016)
NEW YORK-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that The American Lawyer has named a matter in which the firm played a key advisory role as M&A Deal of the Year in its 2016 Global ...

Three Sutherland Partners Recognized as All-Stars for Client Service (February 10, 2016)
ATLANTA and NEW YORK-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that three partners, Brian Barrett, Peter G. Pappas and Marc A. Rawls, were named 2016 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The ...

14 Sutherland Practice Areas, 62 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2015 Legal 500 United States (June 4, 2015)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 14 practice areas and 62 attorneys have been ranked in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a ...

Sutherland Continues Expansion of Insurance and Financial Services Practice in New York (August 20, 2013)
NEW YORK (August 20, 2013) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that the firm is continuing the expansion of its insurance and financial services practice in New York with the addition ...

Multimedia

Webcast: De-Risky Business: Legal and Practical Issues in Pension Settlements (November 12, 2014)
CLE Presentation
Sutherland and BCG Terminal Funding Co. co-host a webinar, covering recent developments in the pension buyout and lump sum settlement market. Panelists will summarize features of recent pension ...

Podcast: Quick Call: Registered ILS - Capital Raising Opportunities in the Retail Space (December 12, 2013)
Sutherland attorney Brian Barrett is speaking on a Quick Call: Registered ILS - Capital Raising Opportunities in the Retail Space, from 12:30-1:00pm ET on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Attendees will ...

(Vice President and Associate General Counsel, USA)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Insurance
  • Insurance Finance
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Finance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Financial Services
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Payments & Digital Commerce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.389.5035  Phone
www.sutherland.com
University Attended:
Yale College, B.A., summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
Columbia University School of Law, J.D.; Stone Scholar 1987-1989
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, New York
Birth Information:
Scranton, Pennsylvania, January 25, 1963
ISLN:
901678124

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