Sam Rutherford is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the health care and financial services industries. Mr. Rutherford is a member of the firm’s Health Care, Financial Services, and Appellate litigation teams. He has represented companies throughout the country in a broad range of litigation, including claims involving unfair trade practices statutes, the False Claims Act, the Sherman Act, federal and state health care regulations, the Bayh-Dole Act, and the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Commercial Matters.
Mr. Rutherford also has extensive experience in appellate litigation, including matters in the Supreme Court of the United States, state supreme courts and multiple federal circuits. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Georgia Court of Appeals. In addition, he served as a chapter editor for the recently published seventh edition of the Georgia Appellate Practice Handbook.
Mr. Rutherford received his J.D. in 2005, with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif. Mr. Rutherford received his A.B., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 2002.
- Counsel to a publicly-traded company involved in related state court class action and federal False Claims Act litigation.
- Counsel to the inventors, manufacturer and distributor of a landmark medical imaging device in federal litigation involving licensing and assignment claims.
- State Bar of Georgia
- Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee
- Young Lawyers Division Ethics & Professionalism Committee
- Atlanta Bar Association