Mark D. Wasserman

Mark D. Wasserman: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Mark Wasserman has been the Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP for 13 years and is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Eversheds Sutherland Limited. He leads the firm’s lawyers and staff in collaborating to provide high quality, efficient and creative service to the firm’s clients.

With more than 30 years of experience, Mark is a seasoned corporate lawyer who has represented and advised private and public companies, both in the United States and internationally. He counsels clients on a broad spectrum of business matters, especially mergers and acquisitions and issues relating to federal and state securities laws.

Prior to being elected Managing Partner in 2005, Mark served as co-chair of Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s Corporate Transactional team and was a member of its Executive Committee.

Selected Experience

Served as primary U.S. mergers and acquisitions counsel for United States Filter Corporation, completing more than 150 acquisitions and dispositions over a 15-year period.
Represented Siemens Corporation in the acquisition of Monosep Corporation, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of water treatment equipment for the oil and gas industry.
Represents United States Filter Corporation in its $993 million sale to Siemens AG.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEO Award (2017)

Recipient, Daily Report’s Distinguished Leader Award (2017)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law (2005-2019)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2011)

News

In the News

Law Firm Leaders: Eversheds Sutherland US' Wasserman (March 1, 2019)
Law360
Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark Wasserman is featured in the Law360 series “Law Firm Leaders.” In this in-depth interview, Mark discusses his role in the Eversheds Sutherland combination, the ...

Eversheds Sutherland Says 30 Percent of Equity Partners to Be Women by 2021 (June 7, 2018)
Daily Report
Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark Wasserman and US Partner Kristan Rizzolo are featured in this Daily Report article discussing a new initiative to transform the gender balance of the US partnership, ...

Which Biglaw Firms Joined the Billion-Dollar Revenue Club in 2017? (February 20, 2018)
Above the Law
Eversheds Sutherland is mentioned in this Above the Law article for hitting $1.03 billion in its first financial results since the combination.

Eversheds Sutherland Takes Stock One Year After Combination (February 2, 2018)
Bloomberg Law - Big Law Business
Eversheds Sutherland is featured in this Bloomberg Law article regarding the first anniversary commemorating its combination, a year which has been marked by a series of key milestones and achievements.

Eversheds Sutherland Joins $1 Billion Club with Post-Combination Revenues (February 1, 2018)
The American Lawyer
In this article published by The American Lawyer, Eversheds Sutherland is featured for its one-year anniversary commemorating the combination of leading law firms Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & ...

Eversheds Sutherland Hits $1 Billion Mark in First Post-Combination Financials (February 1, 2018)
The Lawyer
Eversheds Sutherland is featured in this article published by The Lawyer regarding the first anniversary since its transatlantic tie-up one year ago. “By any measure, we have had an excellent first ...

Millennials Keep Atlanta’s Largest Firms on the Ball (November 22, 2017)
Daily Report
Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Mark Wasserman is quoted in this Daily Report article regarding the impact millennials are making on Atlanta’s largest law firms. More specifically, the article notes ...

Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Most Admired CEOs (August 25, 2017)
Atlanta Business Chronicle
In a Q&A published in the August 25, 2017 issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Mark Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd, is featured ...

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner Awarded Daily Report’s Distinguished Leader Award (June 29, 2017)
Daily Report
Mark Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd, is featured in this Daily Report article for being recognized with its Distinguished Leader award. ...

Daily Report Announces Attorney of Year Finalists and Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Leader Awards (May 1, 2017)
Daily Report
Mark Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd, is mentioned in this Daily Report article for being recognized with its Distinguished Leader award. ...

Press Releases

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner Mark Wasserman Honored with Most Admired CEO Award by Atlanta Business Chronicle (August 23, 2017)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Mark D. Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd, has been selected as one of Atlanta ...

Four Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 80 Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, and 80 attorneys have been ...

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Elects Two New Executive Committee Members; Partner Cynthia Krus Elected to Leadership Position (June 5, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the firm’s Executive Committee: Partners Ling Ling and Rocco E. Testani. Additionally, Partner Cynthia M. Krus, ...

Daily Report Recognizes Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner Mark Wasserman with Distinguished Leader Award (May 8, 2017)
ATLANTA-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Mark D. Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd, has been recognized with the ...

Sutherland Managing Partner Mark Wasserman Named Emory Law Advisory Board Chairman (January 17, 2017)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman has been named chairman of the Emory University School of Law Advisory Board. As Chair, Mr. ...

Sutherland Managing Partner Mark Wasserman Elected to the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Board of Directors (September 2, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman has been selected to join the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) Board of Directors. As the only ...

Six Sutherland Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year; 81 Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 15, 2016)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that that six attorneys have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in ...

Five Sutherland Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year” 82 Lawyers Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (August 17, 2015)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that five partners have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, ...

Three Sutherland Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year,” 83 Lawyers Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (November 3, 2014)
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that three partners have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, ...

Challenge Accepted: Sutherland Offices Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Raise Funds for Charity (August 29, 2014)
ATLANTA, AUSTIN, HOUSTON, NEW YORK, SACRAMENTO and WASHINGTON-The Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Sacramento and Washington offices of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently accepted challenges ...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Water

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0856  Phone
www.eversheds-sutherland.com
University Attended:
Clemson University, B.S., summa cum laude and with highest honors; Clemson University, M.A.
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Activities

Member, Atlanta Police Foundation Board
Member, Board of Trustees, Supreme Court Historical Society
Chair, Law School Advisory Board, Emory University School of Law
Participant, Women in Law Hackathon sponsored by Stanford University
fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, Transactional Law Advisory Board, Emory University School of Law
Member, Board of Directors and Chair of Development Committee, Equal Justice Works
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Women's Foundation
Member, Pro Bono Institute Advisory Board
Member, Trevillian Cabinet, Clemson University College of Business
Graduate, Leadership Cobb
Graduate, Leadership Georgia
Member, Rotary Club of Atlanta

Birth Information:
Dover, New Jersey, July 27, 1960
ISLN:
902938586

Peer Reviews

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