Mark D.
Managing Partner


Mark Wasserman has been the Managing Partner of Sutherland for 12 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 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 Sutherland’s Corporate Transactional team and was a member of its Executive Committee.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law (2005-2017)

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

Professional Activities

Chair, Law School Advisory Board, Emory University School of Law
Participant, Women in Law Hackathon sponsored by Stanford University
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 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
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 an international 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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