- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- White Collar Defense
- Financial Services Litigation
- Securities Enforcement & Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8042|
|University ||Harvard University, A.B., cum laude|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. Staff Member, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif|
|Admitted||2005, Virginia; 2010, Georgia; 2011, Florida|
Gabe Mendel represents financial institutions and their officers and directors in investigations and litigation by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as well as in internal investigations, special committee representations, shareholder litigation and cases before the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Gabe also represents two Big Four accounting firms in several lawsuits and investigations arising out of the firms' respective audit work.
In addition, Gabe defends clients in securities litigation and enforcement matters. He represents broker-dealers and registered representatives in state court litigation, customer arbitrations and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and multiple state agencies. He handles matters arising from allegations of misrepresentations, accounting fraud, stock manipulation, insider trading, deficient sales practices and supervision, anti-money laundering program weaknesses and other key issues.
Sutherland successfully represented several former officers of a Georgia bank.
Sutherland represents a national broker-dealer in 200-plus FINRA arbitrations.
After an audit client's bankruptcy, Sutherland steps in to represent the accounting firm.
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Georgia Supreme Court Applies the Business Judgment Rule to Bank Officers and Directors; Decision Has Implications for Corporate Officers and Directors
Maia Cogen,Patricia A. Gorham,Gabriel A. Mendel,W. Scott Sorrels,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass, July 24, 2014
In a landmark ruling for officers and directors of Georgia’s financial institutions, the Supreme Court of Georgia held in FDIC v. Loudermilk, S14Q0454 (Ga. July 11, 2014), that officers and directors of banks are protected by the business judgment rule, which affords officers and directors a...
Georgia District Court Judge Rules that FIRREA Precludes D&O Insurer Declaratory Judgment Actions Against FDIC as Receiver and Insured D&Os
Keith J. Barnett,Maia Cogen,Gabriel A. Mendel,W. Scott Sorrels,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass, April 4, 2014
On March 5, 2014, Judge Richard Story in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued an order denying Plaintiff OneBeacon Midwest Insurance Company’s (OneBeacon) Motion for Limited Reconsideration, Leave to Amend, and for Clarification—notably holding...
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