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 25 years of experience in complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of accounting liability, financial services, and securities fraud class action litigation. Patti's represents 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in connection with Department of Justice, grand jury, and other civil and criminal investigative bodies..
Patti has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including:
•Collateralized mortgages and structured finance
•Energy companies
•Insurance
•Software
•Manufacturing, retail and distribution
•Telecommunications
•Securities firms

Patti is Editor of the American Bar Association's Professional Liability Litigation Committee newsletter, serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, and is 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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Ten Items to Consider as FINRA’s Consolidated Supervision Rules Take Effect
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham, December 12, 2014
On December 1, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Consolidated Supervision Rules will take effect. The Consolidated Supervision Rules, which were approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 23, 2013, will replace existing NASD Rules 3010...

FINRA Provides New Carve-Out Provisions to Include in Settlement and Confidentiality Agreements
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham, November 8, 2014
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Member Firms have new language to include in their settlement and confidentiality agreements. On October 9, FINRA released Regulatory Notice (RN) 14-40, warning that firms are prohibited from including any provisions in arbitration settlement...

What Does It Take to Make the SEC Happy? SEC Criticism of Broker-Dealers’ Due Diligence for Sales of Unregistered Securities Leaves More Questions Than Answers
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Keith J. Barnett,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham, November 4, 2014
To ensure that broker-dealers (BDs) do not inadvertently facilitate an unlawful distribution of securities, the Securities and Exchange Commission has long required BDs to conduct a “reasonable inquiry” into the circumstances surrounding their customers’ claimed registration...



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Patricia A. Gorham

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




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