Robert J. Pile: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Robert J. Pile

Robert Pile

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Digital Economy
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8487
University Stetson University, B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors Senior Managing Editor, Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1991, Georgia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Former Chairman, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member and Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Association
Former President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Southeastern Chapter
Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Foundation

BornElmhurst, Illinois, October 22, 1962

Bob Pile focuses on business transactions with an emphasis on acquisition and disposition transactions, restructurings and strategic relationships. Bob represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions involving both private and publicly held companies, restructuring transactions involving privately held companies and joint ventures, private and public securities offerings and governance matters involving both public and private companies. Bob has particular experience with clients in the payment card industry, working on compliance and other issues required by the Durbin Amendment, part of the sweeping Dodd-Frank legislation.

Bob is a member of Sutherland's Legal Project Management core team, where he helps develop processes and tools for improving the efficient and effective delivery of legal services.

Selected Experience

Sutherland serves as lead transaction counsel to First Data in formation of Bank of America Merchant Services.

Sutherland represents financial institution in creating multi-year license and services arrangement with leading payment card network.

Sutherland represents technology company in complex acquisition.

Awards and Rankings

Honored with BTI Consulting Group's Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2011, 2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Corporate/M&A in Georgia (2013-2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mergers and acquisitions law (2007-2016)


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EU-US Privacy Shield: European Union and U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle for New Data Transfer Framework - But Uncertainty Remains
Mark D. Herlach,Brian M. Murphy,Robert D. Owen,Robert J. Pile,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, February 11, 2016
On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that they had reached agreement on a new data transfer safe harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from Europe to the U.S. The new safe harbor pact, called the EU-US Privacy...

PCI DSS - What It Is and Why It Is Relevant to Your Business
Kristin Ward Cleare,Brian M. Murphy,Robert J. Pile,Mark Thibodeaux,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, February 4, 2016
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard—or PCI DSS—sets out the minimum data protection measures required of all entities involved in payment card processing. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (the PCI Security Standards Council) maintains the PCI DSS as part...

The New York Department of Financial Services Releases Potential New Cybersecurity Rules
B. Scott Burton,Mark D. Herlach,Robert D. Owen,Robert J. Pile,Mark Thibodeaux, November 13, 2015
On November 9, Anthony Albanese, Acting Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the NYDFS), sent a letter to the 18 members of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (the FBIIC) that outlines key regulatory proposals that NYDFS is considering as new...

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Robert J. Pile

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


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