Stephen E.
Roth
Partner

202.383.0158

The leader of Sutherland’s Financial Services Practice Group, Steve Roth ensures that financial services clients are operating within the complex and ever-changing regulatory guidelines that shape today’s market. Steve advises life insurance companies on the development, marketing and ongoing compliance related to new insurance and annuity products, including registration of variable and fixed life and annuity contracts with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

With more than 35 years of experience, Steve has not only seen significant changes in the financial services market, but he also has played a key role in shaping the regulatory landscape to accommodate those changes. He participates in the development and regulation of pooled investment vehicles, including mutual funds, other regulated investment companies and private funds, including serving as counsel to funds and fund trustees. Investment advisers and broker-dealers also seek his counsel on regulatory and compliance issues.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of financial services: regulatory (2015); and insurance: non-contentious (2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of insurance regulation and investment funds (2008-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mutual funds law (2005-2017)

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Governors, Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC)
Co-chair, ALI-CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products (1999-Present)
Member, ABA Subcommittee on Securities Activities of Insurance Companies

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School, Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • A.B., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Clerkships
Honorable Jesse E. Eschbach, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana.

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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