Amelia T. Rudolph

AMELIA RUDOLPH, ESQ. Co-leader of Sutherland’s Accountants’ Liability practice, Amy Rudolph has more than 20 years of trial experience in complex business litigation, with particular emphasis on accounting and financial issues. Amy has a broad base of experience, having successfully defended corporate and individual clients in business tort actions; accountant, auditor, and actuarial liability cases; securities fraud actions; tax litigation; claims involving fraud and negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract; shareholder disputes, qui tam actions under the federal False Claims Act; state and federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act cases; and receiver, liquidator and trustee actions. Her cases have spanned a wide variety of industries, including mortgages and structured finance; health care; insurance and financial services; manufacturing, retail and distribution; telecommunications; securities and brokerage firms; construction; and oil & gas master limited partnerships (MLPs). A member of the Georgia and Florida bars, Amy has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in numerous jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in bench trials, arbitrations (before CPR, AAA, and FINRA), and bankruptcy court adversary proceedings. She has also defended clients in investigations by federal agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice, as well as investigations and hearings by state licensing boards and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Drawing from her insight and experience in the litigation and enforcement arenas, Amy regularly publishes and lectures at professional conferences on issues relevant to complex business litigation and professional liability. Most recently, she has spoken on topics including auditor independence, causation and damages in professional negligence cases and securities class actions, defendants’ perspectives on civil RICO, and the in pari delicto defense in actions brought by trustees and receivers. Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation (2013-2015) Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of commercial litigation (2015) Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2012-2014) Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America