Bria M. Adams

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  • Associate at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (436 Attorneys)
  • 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980
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Biography

Bria Adams advises investment advisers, broker-dealers, insurance companies and corporations on investment management and variable insurance product regulatory matters, including product development, reporting and compliance.

She also counsels clients on other related issues arising under the federal securities laws, and on regulatory and transactional matters such as public and private offerings.

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Bria participated in the firm’s 2015 Summer Associate program. Prior to beginning law school, Bria was a registered representative with a major investment company, where she provided investment guidance to clients on mutual funds. While employed there, Bria held the following securities licenses: Series 6, 7 and 63.

During law school, Bria interned with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Proposed Regulation BI coverage of retirement investors (March 5, 2019)
There is some debate about the intended scope of proposed Regulation BI (Best Interest) coverage in the case of retirement investors.The SEC explicitly contemplated that the proposal would be ...

Legal Alert: The best interest standard under FINRA’s suitability rule (February 26, 2019)
In connection with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed Regulation Best Interest, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has asserted (with some case law support from the ...

Legal Alert: Broker-dealers selling annuities - preparing for the best interest standard under New York’s amended Insurance Regulation 187 (February 14, 2019)
Broker-dealers selling annuity products in New York will soon need to comply with New York's recently amended Insurance Regulation 187 ( Suitability and Best Interests in Life Insurance and Annuity ...

Legal Alert: FINRA’s 529 plan share class initiative (February 7, 2019)
On January 28, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) launched its 529 Plan Share Class Initiative (the Initiative) to encourage member firms to self-report potential ...

Legal Alert: The far reach of state law - Nevada proposes fiduciary duty regulations for broker-dealers and investment advisers (January 28, 2019)
Under Nevada law, financial planners owe a fiduciary duty to their clients.1 In accordance with this duty, a financial planner must disclose, at the time advice is given, any gain the financial ...

Legal Alert: Standards of conduct for investment professionals - overlapping protections for broker-dealer retirement customers (October 15, 2018)
The legal standards for broker-dealer firms (BDs) and their representatives, particularly in the retirement market, continue to be in flux. BDs were among those most affected by the promulgation in ...

Legal Alert: The SEC’s proposed rules on the standards of conduct for investment professionals-a quick guide to what you need to know (April 26, 2018)
On April 18, in a 4-1 vote, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed a comprehensive rule set governing the standards of conduct applicable to broker-dealers and ...

Legal Alert: New York Proposes Best Interest Standard for Life and Annuity Sales Alongside NAIC Proposal for Annuities (January 4, 2018)
On December 27, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYS-DFS), the regulatory authority for the insurance industry in New York, published a proposal (New York Proposal) to add a “best ...

Legal Alert: FINRA Holds Regulator Forum on Distributed Ledger Technology (July 20, 2017)
On July 13, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) held a Blockchain Symposium (the Symposium) in which representatives from a number of US regulators discussed the work they ...

Legal Alert: Sleuthing Through State Elder Financial Exploitation Laws-A Morass for Broker-Dealers (June 7, 2017)
I. Introduction This legal alert is the first in a series addressing the ever-changing regulatory landscape relating to senior investors, state law, and a broker-dealer’s legal obligation, if any, ...

Multimedia

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: 2019 First Quarter Update (March 19, 2019)
Join Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, John Walsh, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk and Bria Adams and Eversheds Sutherland (International) attorney Hannah Jones for the ...

Webcast: Planning for a patchwork of best interest standards - recent developments (February 27, 2019)
With 2019 underway, regulatory developments governing broker-dealer and investment adviser standards of conduct continue to advance on a number of fronts. Join Eversheds Sutherland for a webcast ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: 2018 Fourth Quarter Update (December 6, 2018)
On December 6, please join Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Issa Hanna, Bria Adams and Ben Marzouk for the latest in our quarterly series of complimentary webcasts ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: 2018 Third Quarter Update (September 13, 2018)
On September 13, please join Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Brian Rubin, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk, Bria Adams and Sue Lee for our quarterly series of ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: 2018 Second Quarter Update (May 24, 2018)
On May 24, please join Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk, Bria Adams and Sue Lee for our quarterly series of complimentary webcasts ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: 2018 First Quarter Update (February 15, 2018)
Join Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk, Bria Adams and Sue Lee for our quarterly series of complimentary webcasts dedicated to issues affecting ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: Fourth Quarter Update (December 7, 2017)
Join Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk, Bria Adams and Sue Lee for the next session in our quarterly series of complimentary webcasts dedicated ...

Webcast - Advisers Act Regulatory Series: Third Quarter Update (September 14, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Clifford Kirsch, Michael Koffler, Issa Hanna, Ben Marzouk and Bria Adams present, Advisers Act Regulatory Series: Third Quarter Update a webcast, on September ...

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Broker-Dealer
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Investment Adviser
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Howard University School of Law, J.D., Staff Editor, Howard Law Journal
Year of First Admission:
2017
Admission:
District of Columbia; New York
Memberships:

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Alliance of Securities and Financial Educators

ISLN:
1000003036

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