Alston & Bird LLP
Theodore (“Tod”) J. Sawicki is a Partner in the Alston & Bird LLP Securities Litigation Group and focuses his practice on the litigation and arbitration of securities and business disputes, as well as class action litigation. He is one of the Securities Litigation Group’s specialists in broker-dealer and investment advisory litigation, arbitration, regulatory counseling and representation. Tod speaks and writes on the topics of arbitration, deal litigation, and SEC regulatory issues and trends. He has been a featured speaker at National Society of Compliance Professionals’ National and Regional Meetings for several years and served on the steering committee for the State Bar of Georgia’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. In June 2004, Tod traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to present a four-day program on securities enforcement and market oversight along with representatives of the SEC and the Dubai Financial Services Authority. In March 1999, at the request of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, he provided commentary and proposed revisions to the Varazdin, Croatia OTC Market Surveillance and Enforcement Rules. In September 1997, Tod spent two weeks in Croatia as part of a Financial Services Volunteer Corps independent expert assessment team evaluating shareholder rights following that country’s privatization effort. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Tod is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals in the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and numerous federal district courts.