Cara M. Peterman

Cara M. Peterman

Alston & Bird LLP, Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Cara represents Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors in shareholder litigation and investigations brought by the SEC, DOJ, and other state and federal agencies, including matters arising out of criminal cyber attacks. Cara Peterman is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group. She focuses her practice on shareholder derivative suits, shareholder class actions, and other complex commercial litigation. She also regularly represents clients in investigations brought by the Securities Exchange Commission and other federal and state regulators. Cara also counsels public companies and their boards on public disclosure and corporate governance matters, with a concentration on cybersecurity and data-privacy-related issues. She is one of only a handful of attorneys in the country with significant experience defending against shareholder litigation and investigations arising out of cyber incidents. Cara was selected as a member of the Daily Report’s “On the Rise” class in 2021.She is also listed in Chambers USA as “Up and Coming” for Litigation: Securities – Georgia. Cara received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Northwestern University, and she is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and New York. Cara maintains an active pro bono practice; she is a member of the board of directors of Tapestri Inc.

Experience

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Alston & Bird LLP
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Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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