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
•Manufacturing, retail and distribution
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.
Defends an accounting firm in multiple lawsuits arising from an allegedly underfunded pension plan.
Defended a Big Four accounting firm in a multibillion-dollar litigation following an audit client's bankruptcy.
Sutherland obtains dismissal and settlement of securities fraud class action against public manufacturer of blood reagents.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2016)