S. Lawrence


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 advisers, 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

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2010-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of securities litigation (2013-2017)

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

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, Order of Barristers, National Moot Court Team
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia

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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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