Yvonne M. Williams-Wass

Yvonne M. Williams-Wass: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Yvonne Williams-Wass defends clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state regulators, and private litigants. She also represents audit or special committees or the boards of directors at public or private companies, investigating securities law violations, financial reporting fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and officer and director misconduct.

Selected Experience

Settled FDIC civil claims exceeding $100 million against the former president of a national bank.
Conducted an internal investigation of accounting allegations by foreign-based employees for the audit committee of a public company.
Settled a case within the D&O insurance policy limits for several former executives of a Georgia bank.

Client Tools

•Eversheds Sutherland Women Stepping U

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Internal Investigations
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Corporate Crime and Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Georgia, A.B., summa cum laude; University of Georgia, A.B.J., summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review, Moot Court
Year of First admission:
2009, Georgia

Professional Activities

Member, Governing Committee, Member, Governing Committee, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Women Stepping Up
Board of Directors, Partnerships Against Domestic Violence
Board of Directors, Girls on the Run, Atlanta

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    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/15/15 in Litigation on 12/15/15

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