Scott
Sorrels
Partner

404.853.8087

For more than 30 years, Scott Sorrels has represented public and large private companies or their officers and directors in connection with financial investigations, complex litigation, and government enforcement and prosecutions.  He has represented corporate boards or their committees in connection with more than seventy internal investigations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, many of which received national  attention.  Scott has frequently counseled corporate boards and individuals in  crises environments, including matters where the conduct of senior management and auditing and regulatory relationships were at issue. His regulatory and litigation practice includes engagements involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, numerous federal and state regulators of financial institutions, and the financial services industry.  

Scott began his career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Since then, he has authored or co-authored a number of legal publications and is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, director and officer liability, fiduciary obligations, corporate investigations, financial statement fraud and presentation issues, whistleblower allegations, and insider trading.  

He provides volunteer service and leadership to worldwide, national, and local nonprofit and charitable youth-development organizations. 

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Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Truman Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation - securities law (2012-2017) and commercial law (2014-2017)

Recipient, Boy Scouts of America, Silver Buffalo Award for service to youth at a national level (2011)

Named National Marketing Partner of the Year by Marketing Partners Forum (2007)

Professional Activities

Board of Advisors, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Midtown Alliance Board of Directors
Community Bankers Association of Georgia
Georgia Bankers Association
Leadership Atlanta
State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
Co-Chair, 2019 World Scout Jamboree, a world gathering of youth from more than 160 Scouting organizations of the World Organization of Scouting Movement  
National Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America
National Commissioner Service Chair, Boy Scouts of America
Trustee Chair and Past President, Northeast Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America
Executive Board, Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Education
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, Managing Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Truman Scholar
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Mercer University, Truman Scholar

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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