Eversheds Sutherland Elects 13 New US Counsel

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the election of 13 new US counsel effective January 1, 2019.
Eversheds Sutherland Co-CEO Mark D. Wasserman commented:
“These 13 talented attorneys are all highly driven, bring unique perspectives to the table and have become an integral part of Eversheds Sutherland. We are thrilled to elevate them to the next level in their careers. I look forward to their continued growth and the contributions they will undoubtedly make towards the success of our clients.”

The following attorneys have been elected counsel:

From our Corporate and Financial Services Practice Group:

Joshua Borden, resident in the New York office, represents insurance companies on regulatory, reinsurance, general corporate and transactional matters. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, transfers of blocks of insurance business, restructurings of insurance holding company systems and the creation of captive insurance company programs. His practice focuses on compliance with state insurance regulations, and he regularly provides counsel with respect to licensing requirements, filings under the state insurance holding company acts, credit for reinsurance and investment limitations. Josh also assists clients with legislation, examinations and investigations.
Kristin Burns, resident in the New York office, represents public and private entities, including business development companies, in their corporate and transactional matters. Kristin advises companies on corporate governance matters such as maintaining compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. She also represents clients in public and private offerings.
Doyle Campbell, resident in the New York office, advises publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds and institutional investors in complex corporate and transactional matters, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, debt and equity restructurings and recapitalizations, financial and investment transactions, and public company reporting requirements, governance and securities needs.
Sean Diamond, resident in the New York office, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate and regulatory matters relating to the insurance and financial services industry.
Rob Ellis, resident in the Atlanta office, counsels clients in their critical business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, financings, venture capital investments and private placements. He also routinely provides general corporate representation and advice to his clients. His recent experience includes a number of M&A transactions involving the building products, chemicals, manufacturing, and food and beverage industries.
Ben Marzouk, resident in the Washington DC office, is a financial services attorney who advises broker-dealers and investment advisers on compliance with federal and state securities laws, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules and regulations. Ben also represents registered investment companies and investment funds in regulatory matters and helps clients navigate the complex rules governing capital-raising activities, financial technological developments, and public and private securities offerings.
From our Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group:

Marty Hopkins, resident in the Austin office, advises clients on a wide variety of regulatory and litigation matters, including state and federal energy regulatory compliance, energy market design and energy-related litigation. She has significant experience with multi-state and Texas-jurisdictional transmission projects and regularly advises clients on bringing these projects to commercial operation.
From our Intellectual Property Practice Group:

Nash Zogaib, resident in the Austin office, drafts and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications and advises clients on patent portfolio management and other intellectual property needs. His technical knowledge of software and hardware includes wireless standards, wireless charging devices, internet of things (IoT) communications, web security, voice over IP session management, cloud services, messaging systems, semiconductors, memory devices, robotics, superconductors, printing devices, display technologies and imaging systems. Nash also has extensive engineering industry experience in mobile telecommunication systems including GSM, CDMA and LTE.
From our Litigation Practice Group:

Adam Pollet, resident in the Washington DC office, defends corporations, broker-dealers, investment advisers and individuals in enforcement and litigation matters involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state regulatory agencies, and in private securities-related arbitration and litigation in federal and state courts.  He also represents clients in internal investigations and regulatory examinations and counsels them on various regulatory and compliance matters.
From our Real Estate Practice Group:

Jenny Worthy, resident in the Atlanta office, counsels clients on a vast array of commercial real estate matters. She advises commercial banks, investment banks, real estate investment trusts, insurance companies and borrowers in financing transactions including origination, workouts and distressed asset transactions. She works with lending clients on the origination of loans with diverse debt stack structures, including single asset, mezzanine and financings intended for securitization. Her practice also includes the purchase, sale and development of improved and unimproved real property.
From our Tax Practice Group:

Todd Betor, resident in the Washington DC office, focuses on the state and local tax implications of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. Todd counsels clients on state tax planning pre- and post-transaction, and provides modeling, guidance and integration recommendations. He also guides clients throughout the reorganization process, from drafting implementation plans to writing tax opinions. His clients include regulated entities from the telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as digital economy and technology companies.
Ted Friedman, resident in the New York office, focuses his practice on state and local tax matters. Ted counsels clients on a wide range of state and local tax issues involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes and telecommunication taxes. Ted represents clients in tax controversy, planning, policy and compliance matters.
Graham Green, resident in the Washington DC office, advises multinational clients, primarily insurance companies, on the taxation of financial institutions and financial products.