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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 391
  • Gross Revenues: $310,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $795,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,040,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is an Atlanta-based law firm. With 381 attorneys, the firm placed 116th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Sutherland Asbill ranked 96th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $291,000,000 in gross annual revenue in 2010. Sutherland Asbill's main practice areas are corporate and securities, energy and environmental law, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, and technology. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, the firm has office locations in Washington, D.C., New York, Austin, Houston, Tallahassee, and London. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan officially combined with the boutique construction law firm of Griffin Cochrane & Marshall in June of 2006.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 101 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 115 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 70 12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 95 25 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 38 32 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 44 34 Summer programs

In the News

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.

Texas High Court Stakes Out Spoliation Instruction

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 23, 2014

The Texas high court clarified when to give a spoliation instruction to a jury.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Group Gives Some Atlanta Firms Gold Standard for Women in Big Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Thirteen firms with Atlanta offices have qualified for Gold Standard Certification this year from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum for having a "meaningful percentage" of women in leadership roles.

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 22, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

An Oft-Overlooked Path to Recovering Costs, Fees

Samuel Casey and Aaron Furniss : The National Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Often overlooked in federal practice, state "offer of settlement" statutes potentially present both plaintiffs and defendants with an opportunity to recover costs and attorney fees.

Size Matters, According to Associates Ranking Law Firms

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

Is a 'One-Sided' Attorney-Fee Provision in an Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2014

"Because the court's public policy analysis is insufficient to defeat arbitration, the arguments left unaddressed in the court of appeals should be considered as they are 'necessary to the final disposition of the appeal,'" Justice John Devine wrote.

Lawyer on Board of Civil and Human Rights Center Recalls Its Evolution

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

The vision for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened on Monday, evolved from chronicling the U.S. civil rights movement, for which Atlanta was a locus, to establishing a global center on human rights, said Ernest Greer, a lawyer on its board of directors.

Big Data and Regulation, Part 2: Legal and Compliance

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

The industry standard is moving again. Legal and compliance professionals must strive to keep up.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

Is a 'One-Sided' Attorney-Fee Provision in an Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

"Because the court's public policy analysis is insufficient to defeat arbitration, the arguments left unaddressed in the court of appeals should be considered as they are 'necessary to the final disposition of the appeal,'" Justice John Devine wrote.

IT: Engage Lawyers 1 Byte at a Time

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

CIOs can win over users with events such as Bring an Apple to Work Day.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

Big Canadian Deals

Brian Baxter, Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Yamana–Agnico-Eagle / Osisko; CPPIB / Wilton Re; Encana / TPG Capital

The Churn: Houston Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Jones Day makes high-profile hires at the center of Texas' booming energy market in our latest roundup of moves across The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Leads on Warburg's Plane Parts Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Cleary, Sutherland Asbill and Gibson Dunn advise as Odyssey Investment Partners sells Wencor Group to Warburg Pincus.

Lawyers Appear Headed for GOP Primary Runoff for State House Seat

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

Two Atlanta attorneys will face each other in a Republican primary runoff for a state House seat—unless counting of provisional ballots next week gives the leading candidate five more votes to avoid another round of voting.

Updated: Jacobs and Parent Win Lawyer v. Lawyer Gold Dome Primaries

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

Incumbent and former lawmaker prevail.

On The Move: Lawyers Total a Fourth of Leadership Atlanta's New Class for 2015

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

One-fourth of Leadership Atlanta's recently announced 2015 class are lawyers, including a judge, big firm partners, in-house, government and nonprofit lawyers.

Accolades

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Patterson Belknap associate Sarah Levin has been awarded the 2014 President's Pro Bono Service Award by the New York State Bar Association, Mary Pennisi of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius became the deputy chair of the advisory board at GlamourGals Foundation Inc., and more.

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two global legal giants are raising their mugs to the formation of a $5 billion coffee joint venture between Mondelez International and rival D.E Master Blenders 1753, and Skadden Arps has snagged the lead role representing Hillshire Brands on a $6.6 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

IP is Just the Foundation for GC's Role at Spanx

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

Leslie Slavich is general counsel for Spanx Inc., where she handles a variety of matters, including litigation, contract negotiation, trademark and patent filings, employment matters, customs matters, and advising Spanx on advertising and marketing issues.

It's Time to Fix Legal's No. 1 Problem

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

When 80 percent of Americans can't get affordable legal services, something is wrong.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Clifford Chance, Skadden Ride Caffeine High

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The global legal giants are advising on the formation of a $5 billion coffee joint venture designed to challenge market leader Nestle.

Big Data and Regulation, Part 1: The Regulators

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2014

Historically, regulators have been information rich and resource poor. Big data analytics are changing the game.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

Local Am Law Firms See Positive Signs

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite the flat demand for legal services, Atlanta's largest firms fared pretty well last year.

Week of April 28

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

A Deeper Look at Atlanta-Based Firms

: Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Our staff is tasked with vetting the numbers of the 12 highest grossing firms based in Atlanta, plus Birmingham, Ala.-based Burr & Forman for consideration in the Am Law 100 and 200 rankings of the nation's richest law firms. The national rankings will be published in May, but we invite readers to read the deeper analyses behind local firms' numbers.

Blind Federal Contractors Sue GSA

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

One of the U.S. General Services Administration's duties is to make sure that federal contractors comply with the nation's laws, including those enacted to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to programs and services.

ON THE MOVE: UGA Law Names Director of Career Development

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

The University of Georgia School of Law has recruited Alston & Bird partner Susan Wilson to head its career development department at a time when law students seek more job placement assistance than ever.

Four Mobile Tools Clients Will Love

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

Effective technology can help clients engage with your firm.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts.

In Texas, Conflict Between Mineral and Water Rights

David Baay, Carter Williams And Thomas Appleman : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Trends in Preserving Alternative Electronic Communication

Chris Kozlowski and Josh Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Which records do we need to keep, and how long do we have to keep them?

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

Join in the Volunteer Training This Week for the Truancy Intervention Project

Adrian Wright | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

Lawyers, law students and legal support staff interested in volunteering with the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia's "Advocating for the Truant Child" can sign up for training 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at the offices of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.

Skadden Lands Roles on Two Insurance Sector Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

The firm is taking the lead for buyout firm TPG on its $1.5 billion purchase of The Warranty Group from Onex Corporation and representing insurance company Wilton Re Holding Ltd. in connection with its $1.8 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Kaye Scholer is advising Warranty and Onex in the first deal, while Debevoise & Plimpton is representing CPPIB in the latter transaction. Sutherland Asbill also landed a role advising Wilton Re.

Senate Vote Kills Discovery Bill for Session

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

A bill overhauling the state's discovery rules has fizzled out despite having navigated its way through both judiciary committees of the Georgia General Assembly.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan combines with London-based Arbis to enhance energy practices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Mark Wasserman, managing partner of Sutherland Asbill, said the deal is structured as a combination, and the firms will maintain two partnerships.

Sutherland to Join Forces with London Boutique

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is venturing into the London legal market through a combination with a firm specialized in energy commodities trading law. Arbis is a 10-lawyer London boutique with a small office in Geneva—another energy trading hotspot.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Legal Legend Randolph Thrower Dies at 100

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Legal legend Randolph Thrower who headed the Internal Revenue Service nearly 35 years ago and was co-counsel on the Atlanta Police Department officer cheating scandal investigation in the 1970s has died.

Randolph Thrower Dies at 100: 'He Believed in Service'

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

When John Marshall Law School professor Michael Mears was a young trial lawyer 30 years ago, he found himself paired in a land acquisition case with one of Georgia's preeminent tax attorneys.

The MMoU Hits 100—and You Need to Know About It

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Many legal and compliance professionals have little or no knowledge of the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding. That is a mistake.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Study: E-Data Cases Top FINRA's Big Cases

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's citations for electronic data shortcomings spiked last year.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

FINRA Sees Increase in Fines for Electronic Communications

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The authority collected $15.1 million in fines last year from firms allegedly violating electronic communication violations.

Sutherland Stays Flat in Sluggish Economy of 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan had a flat year in 2013, with little change in revenue, profit and lawyer head count from 2012.

Bring Your Own Device, Don't Bring Your Own Drama

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Lisa M. Haldar : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

A company is putting itself at risk, not to mention an economic disadvantage, by moving forward without a clearly defined Bring Your Own Device policy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Three plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a Jan. 23 opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

Lawyers Say Lawsuit Protection May Not Spur Hiring of Ex-Offenders

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

A legislative proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform council to protect employers who hire ex-offenders from lawsuits may not move the needle on helping former convicts find employment as much as supporters hope, say some area labor and employment lawyers.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Three Texas plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion issued on Jan. 23.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Taking Control of Dark Data

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Dark data is an organization's backlog of digital material that is not easily accessible.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.

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Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.

Texas High Court Stakes Out Spoliation Instruction

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 23, 2014

The Texas high court clarified when to give a spoliation instruction to a jury.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Group Gives Some Atlanta Firms Gold Standard for Women in Big Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Thirteen firms with Atlanta offices have qualified for Gold Standard Certification this year from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum for having a "meaningful percentage" of women in leadership roles.

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 22, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

An Oft-Overlooked Path to Recovering Costs, Fees

Samuel Casey and Aaron Furniss : The National Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Often overlooked in federal practice, state "offer of settlement" statutes potentially present both plaintiffs and defendants with an opportunity to recover costs and attorney fees.

Size Matters, According to Associates Ranking Law Firms

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

Is a 'One-Sided' Attorney-Fee Provision in an Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2014

"Because the court's public policy analysis is insufficient to defeat arbitration, the arguments left unaddressed in the court of appeals should be considered as they are 'necessary to the final disposition of the appeal,'" Justice John Devine wrote.

Lawyer on Board of Civil and Human Rights Center Recalls Its Evolution

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

The vision for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened on Monday, evolved from chronicling the U.S. civil rights movement, for which Atlanta was a locus, to establishing a global center on human rights, said Ernest Greer, a lawyer on its board of directors.

Big Data and Regulation, Part 2: Legal and Compliance

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

The industry standard is moving again. Legal and compliance professionals must strive to keep up.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

Is a 'One-Sided' Attorney-Fee Provision in an Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

"Because the court's public policy analysis is insufficient to defeat arbitration, the arguments left unaddressed in the court of appeals should be considered as they are 'necessary to the final disposition of the appeal,'" Justice John Devine wrote.

IT: Engage Lawyers 1 Byte at a Time

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

CIOs can win over users with events such as Bring an Apple to Work Day.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

Big Canadian Deals

Brian Baxter, Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Yamana–Agnico-Eagle / Osisko; CPPIB / Wilton Re; Encana / TPG Capital

The Churn: Houston Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Jones Day makes high-profile hires at the center of Texas' booming energy market in our latest roundup of moves across The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Leads on Warburg's Plane Parts Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Cleary, Sutherland Asbill and Gibson Dunn advise as Odyssey Investment Partners sells Wencor Group to Warburg Pincus.

Lawyers Appear Headed for GOP Primary Runoff for State House Seat

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

Two Atlanta attorneys will face each other in a Republican primary runoff for a state House seat—unless counting of provisional ballots next week gives the leading candidate five more votes to avoid another round of voting.

Updated: Jacobs and Parent Win Lawyer v. Lawyer Gold Dome Primaries

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

Incumbent and former lawmaker prevail.

On The Move: Lawyers Total a Fourth of Leadership Atlanta's New Class for 2015

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

One-fourth of Leadership Atlanta's recently announced 2015 class are lawyers, including a judge, big firm partners, in-house, government and nonprofit lawyers.

Accolades

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Patterson Belknap associate Sarah Levin has been awarded the 2014 President's Pro Bono Service Award by the New York State Bar Association, Mary Pennisi of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius became the deputy chair of the advisory board at GlamourGals Foundation Inc., and more.

New Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two global legal giants are raising their mugs to the formation of a $5 billion coffee joint venture between Mondelez International and rival D.E Master Blenders 1753, and Skadden Arps has snagged the lead role representing Hillshire Brands on a $6.6 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods.

IP is Just the Foundation for GC's Role at Spanx

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 14, 2014

Leslie Slavich is general counsel for Spanx Inc., where she handles a variety of matters, including litigation, contract negotiation, trademark and patent filings, employment matters, customs matters, and advising Spanx on advertising and marketing issues.

It's Time to Fix Legal's No. 1 Problem

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

When 80 percent of Americans can't get affordable legal services, something is wrong.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Clifford Chance, Skadden Ride Caffeine High

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The global legal giants are advising on the formation of a $5 billion coffee joint venture designed to challenge market leader Nestle.

Big Data and Regulation, Part 1: The Regulators

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2014

Historically, regulators have been information rich and resource poor. Big data analytics are changing the game.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

Local Am Law Firms See Positive Signs

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite the flat demand for legal services, Atlanta's largest firms fared pretty well last year.

Week of April 28

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

A Deeper Look at Atlanta-Based Firms

: Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Our staff is tasked with vetting the numbers of the 12 highest grossing firms based in Atlanta, plus Birmingham, Ala.-based Burr & Forman for consideration in the Am Law 100 and 200 rankings of the nation's richest law firms. The national rankings will be published in May, but we invite readers to read the deeper analyses behind local firms' numbers.

Blind Federal Contractors Sue GSA

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

One of the U.S. General Services Administration's duties is to make sure that federal contractors comply with the nation's laws, including those enacted to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to programs and services.

ON THE MOVE: UGA Law Names Director of Career Development

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

The University of Georgia School of Law has recruited Alston & Bird partner Susan Wilson to head its career development department at a time when law students seek more job placement assistance than ever.

Four Mobile Tools Clients Will Love

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

Effective technology can help clients engage with your firm.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts.

In Texas, Conflict Between Mineral and Water Rights

David Baay, Carter Williams And Thomas Appleman : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Trends in Preserving Alternative Electronic Communication

Chris Kozlowski and Josh Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Which records do we need to keep, and how long do we have to keep them?

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

Join in the Volunteer Training This Week for the Truancy Intervention Project

Adrian Wright | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

Lawyers, law students and legal support staff interested in volunteering with the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia's "Advocating for the Truant Child" can sign up for training 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at the offices of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.

Skadden Lands Roles on Two Insurance Sector Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

The firm is taking the lead for buyout firm TPG on its $1.5 billion purchase of The Warranty Group from Onex Corporation and representing insurance company Wilton Re Holding Ltd. in connection with its $1.8 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Kaye Scholer is advising Warranty and Onex in the first deal, while Debevoise & Plimpton is representing CPPIB in the latter transaction. Sutherland Asbill also landed a role advising Wilton Re.

Senate Vote Kills Discovery Bill for Session

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

A bill overhauling the state's discovery rules has fizzled out despite having navigated its way through both judiciary committees of the Georgia General Assembly.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan combines with London-based Arbis to enhance energy practices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Mark Wasserman, managing partner of Sutherland Asbill, said the deal is structured as a combination, and the firms will maintain two partnerships.

Sutherland to Join Forces with London Boutique

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is venturing into the London legal market through a combination with a firm specialized in energy commodities trading law. Arbis is a 10-lawyer London boutique with a small office in Geneva—another energy trading hotspot.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Legal Legend Randolph Thrower Dies at 100

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Legal legend Randolph Thrower who headed the Internal Revenue Service nearly 35 years ago and was co-counsel on the Atlanta Police Department officer cheating scandal investigation in the 1970s has died.

Randolph Thrower Dies at 100: 'He Believed in Service'

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

When John Marshall Law School professor Michael Mears was a young trial lawyer 30 years ago, he found himself paired in a land acquisition case with one of Georgia's preeminent tax attorneys.

The MMoU Hits 100—and You Need to Know About It

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Many legal and compliance professionals have little or no knowledge of the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding. That is a mistake.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Study: E-Data Cases Top FINRA's Big Cases

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's citations for electronic data shortcomings spiked last year.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

FINRA Sees Increase in Fines for Electronic Communications

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The authority collected $15.1 million in fines last year from firms allegedly violating electronic communication violations.

Sutherland Stays Flat in Sluggish Economy of 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan had a flat year in 2013, with little change in revenue, profit and lawyer head count from 2012.

Bring Your Own Device, Don't Bring Your Own Drama

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Lisa M. Haldar : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

A company is putting itself at risk, not to mention an economic disadvantage, by moving forward without a clearly defined Bring Your Own Device policy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Three plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a Jan. 23 opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

Lawyers Say Lawsuit Protection May Not Spur Hiring of Ex-Offenders

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

A legislative proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform council to protect employers who hire ex-offenders from lawsuits may not move the needle on helping former convicts find employment as much as supporters hope, say some area labor and employment lawyers.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Three Texas plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion issued on Jan. 23.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Taking Control of Dark Data

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Dark data is an organization's backlog of digital material that is not easily accessible.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.