S. Lawrence Polk: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

S. Lawrence Polk

Lawrence Polk

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Accountants' & Attorneys' Liability
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Complex Business Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8225
University University of Colorado, B.A.
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D. Order of Barristers, National Moot Court Team
Admitted1983, Georgia; 2008, Florida; 2009, Colorado

Professional Activities
Member, Securities Litigation Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Member, Compliance and Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Member, Southeastern Regional Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League

BornCharlotte, North Carolina, January 5, 1957

Larry Polk represents broker-dealers, banks and accountants in securities litigation, securities arbitration, professional liability litigation, commercial litigation and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting at numerous seminars on securities and sales practice issues including issues arising from the structured finance and subprime markets.

In connection with his securities litigation practice, Larry represents officers, registered representatives, investment advisors, banks and broker-dealers in a wide variety of proceedings in state and federal courts and before self-regulatory organizations such as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He defends claims arising from transactions in a number of investment vehicles including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, variable products, foreign currencies, and structured finance products.

Larry defends banks in actions arising from the sale of debt and equity derivative products. He defends class actions filed against banks, accounting firms, underwriters and corporate officers. Over the past 30 years, Larry has tried numerous cases through award or verdict, and he has defended individuals and firms in dozens of FINRA arbitrations throughout the country involving sales practice issues. His experience in regulatory matters includes representing broker-dealers and individuals in enforcement proceedings, advising clients and performing special compliance audits.

Selected Experience

Sutherland represents a national broker-dealer in 200-plus FINRA arbitrations.

Sutherland successfully defends class action brought by purchasers of auction rate securities.

Sutherland secures summary judgment and jury verdict for large professional services firm in negligence suit.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2010-2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of securities litigation (2013-2016)


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Office Information

S. Lawrence Polk

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


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