Mr. Sunstrom is an associate in the Atlanta office of Johnson Fistel. He is a part of the firm’s commercial litigation, shareholder derivative, and securities class action practices. Mr. Sunstrom has played key roles in many high-stakes litigations that have rendered favorable results for many clients, including securing $21 million for a class of shareholders in In re Flowers Foods, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 7:16-CV-00222-WLS (M.D. Ga.), which alleged certain Flowers Foods Inc.’s officers and directors violated §§ 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and SEC Rule 10b-5, as well as $9.78 million on behalf of investors for violations of §§ 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 in Glock v. FTS International, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 4:20-cv-03928 (S.D. Tx.), among others.
Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Sunstrom worked for the Georgia Secretary of State as an enforcement attorney, where he conducted investigations and brought enforcement actions pursuant to the Georgia Uniform Securities Act. Furthermore, during his third year of law school, Mr. Sunstrom interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Enforcement Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit. While there, he was a member of an investigative team that conducted an investigation into an investment bank’s fraudulent multi-million-dollar bond mismarking scheme against the bank’s short-term lenders, which resulted in both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice bringing charges against several individuals.
Professional Qualifications: Mr. Sunstrom was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in November of 2018 and is currently admitted in good standing with the following courts:
- The United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
- All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
- The Georgia Court of Appeals
- The Georgia Supreme Court
Educations and Awards: In 2018, Mr. Sunstrom graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor on the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law and was a member of Mock Trial finishing as a Quarter-finalist in the J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Sunstrom graduated summa cum laude from the University of West Georgia in 2015 with a degree in Political Science.
China: Environmental Protectionist or Economic Protectionism, 46 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 873 (2018).
Community and Volunteer Activities:
Mr. Sunstrom is a member of the Rotary Club of Midtown Atlanta and serves on the Public Image Committee.