Peter J. Anderson: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Peter J. Anderson

Peter J. Anderson
Phone404.853.8414

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Practice Areas

  • Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • Insurance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8414
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Peter-J-Anderson
 
University Dickinson College, B.A.
 
Law SchoolDickinson School of Law, J.D.
 
Admitted1975, Pennsylvania; 1978, Georgia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities

Member, Securities Litigation and Business Law Subcommittees, American Bar Association
Member and Liaison on Variable Annuity Issues, State Regulation of Securities Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, ServeHAITI
President and past Chairman, The Childhood Autism Foundation in Georgia (CADEF)
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Autism Resource Center at Emory University
Member, Board of Directors, Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta GA
Former Chairman of the Board, Paideia School, Atlanta
Member, Board of Trustees, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

 
BornCamden, New Jersey, March 15, 1951
 
Biography

A seasoned attorney, Peter Anderson helps public companies, their officers and directors, along with financial services, accounting and law firms and their principals vigorously respond to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and criminal prosecutions and complex civil litigation. Peter also represents brokerage firms, broker-dealers and individual brokers before the SEC, all self-regulatory organizations, state securities regulators and attorneys general in investigations relating to supervision, suitability, sales practices and insider trading.

Peter frequently conducts investigations at the request of audit and special committees of the boards of directors of public and private companies. Representations include investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities sales practice abuses such as insider trading and market manipulation, financial reporting fraud and financial defalcation.

Peter's securities litigation background includes the defense of multidistrict class actions, as well as the defense of financial services and accounting firms in more than 40 federal and state jury trials and in numerous complex securities arbitrations.

A member of Sutherland's Crisis Management and Complex Litigation team, Peter helps clients navigate crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. To learn more about how Sutherland defends companies facing challenges on multiple fronts, including civil litigation and parallel criminal investigations, multidistrict litigation proceedings, putative class actions, Congressional investigations and hearings, regulatory investigations, internal investigations, shareholder direct and derivative claims, and corporate disclosure issues, contact Peter or visit www.sutherlandcrisismanagement.com .

Selected Experience
Sutherland negotiates FCPA settlement with the SEC; DOJ declines to prosecute.
Sutherland defeats SEC in mutual fund supervision enforcement action.
Multifaceted eleventh-hour settlement favors Morgan Keegan & Company Inc.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA : Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of litigation: general commercial (2012-2014)

Recipient, Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, State Bar of Georgia (2013)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, litigation - banking & finance, litigation - regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), litigation - securities, and securities regulation (2012-2015)

Client Tools
• Crisis Management

 
ISLN909432858
 

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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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Peter J. Anderson

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




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