Cheryl L. Haas: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Cheryl L. Haas


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Investment Adviser
  • Mutual Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8521
Fax: 404-853-8806
University Emory University, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review
Admitted1996, New York; 2000, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Compliance and Legal Division, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Member, Women and Minorities Committee, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association

BornPerth Amboy, New Jersey, June 12, 1970

Cheryl Haas protects her clients' interests and provides strategic counsel in a wide range of securities matters, particularly regulatory enforcement and litigation involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state regulatory agencies, numerous federal and state courts and FINRA arbitrations. Cheryl's clients include public companies, investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers and individuals.

Cheryl monitors regulatory developments and advises clients on compliance and defense matters, as well as investigations relating to violations of federal and state securities laws and regulations and FINRA rules. She is experienced at coordinating responses to multiple simultaneous investigations of a company by several regulators. She also counsels clients on best practices and policies regarding compliance with new technologies and regulatory priorities, such as alternative investments, conflicts of interest and social networking.

Cheryl represents firms and individuals in investigations relating to securities fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, privacy, variable product and mutual fund transactions, REITs, supervision, and obstruction of justice. Her background includes complex commercial litigation, defending investment companies and Fortune 500 companies in suits arising under federal and state securities laws. Cheryl has also litigated disputes arising out of commercial agreements.

Cheryl began her career as a law clerk for the late Honorable David G. Trager of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before joining Sutherland in 2000, she practiced at a major firm in New York where she specialized in securities and complex commercial litigation.

Selected Experience
Sutherland conducted internal investigation into FCPA violations.

Sutherland represents broker-dealer in Ponzi investigations.

Sutherland represents broker-dealer in FINRA investigation.

Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2006-2007, 2010)


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SEC Launches First Whistleblower Retaliation Case Under Dodd-Frank
Thomas R. Bundy,Peter N. Farley,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus, June 24, 2014
On June 16, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated and resolved its first case charging an employer with unlawfully retaliating against a securities whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This administrative proceeding marks the...

Securities Class Action Defendants Can Rebut the Basic Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption of Reliance at the Class Certification Stage
Thomas M. Byrne,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Robert D. Owen,Amelia Toy Rudolph, June 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court held today that defendants in securities fraud class actions can defeat the Basic fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage “through evidence that the misrepresentation did not in fact affect the stock price.” Halliburton Co. v....

SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Warns Companies and Inside Counsel Against Using Employment Incentives to Deter External Whistleblowing
Thomas R. Bundy,Peter N. Farley,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus, March 21, 2014
During a recent panel discussion at the Georgetown University Law Center’s 18th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower, Sean McKessy, warned companies and their in-house counsel against drafting...

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Cheryl L. Haas

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


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