Mark D.
Managing Partner


Mark Wasserman has been the Managing Partner of Sutherland for eight years. 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 25 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 Sutherland’s Corporate Transactional team and was a member of its Executive Committee.

Selected Experience

Sutherland counsels United States Filter Corporation on nearly 150 M&A deals.
Sutherland served as primary U.S. mergers and acquisitions counsel for United States Filter Corporation, which at the time was the world's largest and fastest growing water and wastewater management company. Sutherland completed more than 150 acquisitions and dispositions for this client over a 15-year period.
Sutherland counsels Siemens AG on acquisition of water treatment company.
Siemens AG engaged Sutherland for representation in its acquisition of a designer, engineer and manufacturer of water treatment process equipment used by the oil and gas industry.
Sutherland represents United States Filter Corporation in its $993 million sale to Siemens AG.
Sutherland counseled United States Filter Corporation in its $993 million sale.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law (2005-2014)

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

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Directors and Chair of Development Committee, Equal Justice Works
Member, Board of Directors, American-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Member, Board of Directors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Co-Chair, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Capital Campaign
Graduate, Leadership Cobb
Graduate, Leadership Georgia

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • M.A., Clemson University
  • B.S., summa cum laude and with highest honors, Clemson University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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Mark D. Wasserman, Managing Partner
Atlanta, GA
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