Amelia Toy Rudolph: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Amelia Toy Rudolph

Amelia T. Rudolph

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
  • Appellate
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8797
University Emory University, B.A., with honors Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Robert W. Woodruff Scholar; Order of the Coif; Robert W. Woodruff Fellow
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction; Executive Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal
Admitted1991, Georgia; 2008, Florida

Professional Activities

Co-chair, 50-State Survey Subcommittee; Past Co-chair, Accountants' Liability Subcommittee; Past Newsletter Editor, Professional Liability Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
Master, Lamar American Inn of Court
Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Appellate Practice and Educational Resource Center, Inc.
Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
Member, General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Post-Conviction Capital Representation Committee, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Appellate Practice, Business Law, and Trial Lawyers Sections, The Florida Bar
Member, Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee, The Florida Bar
Member, Litigation Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Emory College Advisory Board
Chair, Board of Consultants, Emory Law Journal
Past Chair, Women's Advisory Board, Capstone Financial Partners, a MassMutual Financial Services agency in Atlanta, Georgia
Past Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
Past Member, Emory Law Advisory Board
Past Member, Board of Governors, Association of Emory Alumni
Past Member, Emory Law Alumni Association Executive Committee
Graduate, Leadership Cobb


Co-leader of Sutherland's Accountants' Liability practice, Amy Rudolph has more than 20 years of trial experience in complex business litigation, with particular emphasis on accounting and financial issues. Amy has a broad base of experience, having successfully defended corporate and individual clients in business tort actions; accountant, auditor, and actuarial liability cases; securities fraud actions; tax litigation; claims involving fraud and negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract; shareholder disputes, qui tam actions under the federal False Claims Act; state and federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act cases; and receiver, liquidator and trustee actions. Her cases have spanned a wide variety of industries, including mortgages and structured finance; insurance and financial services; manufacturing, retail and distribution; telecommunications; securities and brokerage firms; construction; and oil & gas master limited partnerships (MLPs).

A member of the Georgia and Florida bars, Amy has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in numerous jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in bench trials, arbitrations (before CPR, AAA, and FINRA), and bankruptcy court adversary proceedings. She has also defended clients in investigations by federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice, as well as investigations and hearings by state licensing boards and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Drawing from her insight and experience in the litigation and enforcement arenas, Amy regularly publishes and lectures at professional conferences on issues relevant to complex business litigation and professional liability. Most recently, she has spoken on topics including auditor independence, causation and damages in professional negligence cases and securities class actions, defendants' perspectives on civil RICO, and the in pari delicto defense in actions brought by trustees and receivers.

Selected Experience

After an audit client's bankruptcy, Sutherland steps in to represent the accounting firm.

Sutherland successfully defends a national broker-dealer in federal securities fraud action.

Sutherland secures JNOV for Big Four client in $30 million homebuilding dispute.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of commercial litigation (2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation (2013-2016)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2012-2014)

fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


Honorable William C. O'Kelley, Chief Judge, Northern District of Georgia.


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Office Information

Amelia Toy Rudolph

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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