Patricia A. Gorham: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Patricia A. Gorham

Phone404.853.8298

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
  • Class Action Defense
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Internal Investigations
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Insurance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8298
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Patricia-A-Gorham
 
University University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
 
Admitted1984, Pennsylvania (inactive); 1987, Georgia; 2008, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Newsletter Editor, Professional Liability Litigation Committee, and Member, Sections of Litigation and Business Law, American Bar Association
Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Litigation Section and Securities Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Board of Directors, Georgia Legal Services
Former Member, Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Supreme Court of Georgia
Former President, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Past Chair and Advisory Board Member, Truancy Intervention Project Inc.

 
BornPlainfield, New Jersey, June 12, 1959
 
Biography

Co-leader of Sutherland's Accountants' Liability practice, Patti Gorham has more than 20 years of trial experience in complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of accounting liability, financial, and securities class action litigation. Patti's clients include accounting firms, public and private companies, officers and directors, and insurance companies in federal and state court litigation, in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings, in internal investigations, before the SEC, and in connection with Department of Justice, grand jury, and other civil and criminal investigative bodies. Patti's experience spans a wide variety of industries, including collateralized mortgages and structured finance; insurance; software; manufacturing, retail and distribution; telecommunications; securities firms; and energy MLPs.

Patti is Editor of the ABA's Professional Liability Litigation Committee newsletter, a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, and a Director of the Georgia Legal Services Program. Patti is a past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and a past Chair of the Truancy Intervention Project.

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

Sutherland obtains dismissal and settlement of securities fraud class action against public manufacturer of blood reagents.

Sutherland successfully argues for dismissal of securities fraud complaint against publicly held deepwater drilling company.

Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2014)

 
ISLN906969890
 

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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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Patricia A. Gorham

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




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