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

Patricia A. Gorham


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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
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

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

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)


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Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, October 1, 2014
On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever whistleblower award, more than double last year’s record-breaking award. According to the Order, the award, which will likely exceed $30 million, could have been even larger if the whistleblower had...

Second Circuit Rejects Extraterritorial Application of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision
Thomas R. Bundy,Peter N. Farley,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus, August 27, 2014
On August 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the first U.S. appellate court to weigh in on the extraterritorial application of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. In Liu v. Siemens, A.G., the Second...

SEC Approves Rule Preventing Barters for Expungement Cooperation - What You Can Do to Ensure Compliance
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham, July 30, 2014
On July 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) proposed Rule 2081, which prevents firms or associated persons from conditioning settlement or otherwise paying customers for their cooperation in the complaint...

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Patricia A. Gorham

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


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