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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.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has 391 attorneys and is the 115th largest firm in the United States.  With $310,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 101st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, NY and TX.

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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Lawyer in Courthouse Shooting Looks Back as Tenth Anniversary Approaches

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 27, 2015

Richard Robbins saw the judge and the court reporter shot dead. When the shooter looked at him, Robbins ran. Here is the rest of his story.

Lawyer Who Won $175K in Sanctions From Sutherland Brings New Suit

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Sutherland's managing partner Mark Wasserman, (above), said the firm would fight “the unsupported, outrageous and defamatory allegations.”

Ex-Atlantan, Ambassador Heads to Reed Smith in NY

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Former U.S. ambassador to Singapore David Adelman has left Goldman Sachs for a partnership at Reed Smith to help the law firm develop its Asia practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

Investment Adviser Association Invests in a New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 17, 2015

Robert Grohowski has been appointed the organization's next general counsel.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Criminalizing Fraud in Minority- and Women-Owned Business Certification," "Circuits Are Split on Crime-Fraud Exception's Reach," "The Gift of 'Newman'" and "A Bribe Is a Bribe: FCPA's Influence on International Arbitration."

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Littler Recruits Four Partners From Ogletree

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment firm, has recruited four shareholders from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, the nation's second-largest labor and employment firm.

JNC Submits Short List for DeKalb Judgeships

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

The eight lawyers nominated to fill two judicial vacancies in DeKalb County represent a wide range of public and private sector practice areas.

Litigator of the Week: $16.7 Million Final Judgment in Jones Act Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Mike Pierce said he won by concentrating first on defendants' alleged failure to pay maintenance and care for a seaman.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

Litigator of the Week: $16.7 Million Final Judgment in Jones Act Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2015

Mike Pierce said he won by concentrating first on defendants' alleged failure to pay maintenance and care for a seaman.

McKenna Long Can't Dodge Arbitration Over Patent Campaign

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2015

A federal judge refused to let the firm off the hook in an arbitration stemming from an investment fund's loan of more than $20 million to fuel patent infringement litigation. 

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tips for Newbies to Survive LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 09, 2015

12 on 12: Veterans offer guidance on how first-time attendees can fully exploit the opportunities of LTNY 2015.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

In-House Counsel Profile: Northwestern Mutual's Raymond Manista

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

"We've invested heavily over the years in building an experienced in-house legal team, capable of handling the bulk of the legal work for the enterprise," says Manista.

Ga. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams Attracts National Notice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 22, 2014

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams made the cover of Governing magazine's December issue as one of its nine Public Officials of the Year and debuted on The Root 100 List of influential African-Americans at No. 11.

Final Ex-Dewey Partners in U.S. Settle Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partners in the United States have reached settlement agreements in clawback suits with the firm's liquidating trustee, a lawyer for the trustee said Thursday. Only clawback suits against former partners abroad remain active.

Holland & Knight, Sutherland Work Opposite Sides of Private Dorm Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 26, 2014

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, is an USA-based law firm.  

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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Lawyer in Courthouse Shooting Looks Back as Tenth Anniversary Approaches

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 27, 2015

Richard Robbins saw the judge and the court reporter shot dead. When the shooter looked at him, Robbins ran. Here is the rest of his story.

Lawyer Who Won $175K in Sanctions From Sutherland Brings New Suit

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Sutherland's managing partner Mark Wasserman, (above), said the firm would fight “the unsupported, outrageous and defamatory allegations.”

Ex-Atlantan, Ambassador Heads to Reed Smith in NY

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Former U.S. ambassador to Singapore David Adelman has left Goldman Sachs for a partnership at Reed Smith to help the law firm develop its Asia practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

Investment Adviser Association Invests in a New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 17, 2015

Robert Grohowski has been appointed the organization's next general counsel.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Criminalizing Fraud in Minority- and Women-Owned Business Certification," "Circuits Are Split on Crime-Fraud Exception's Reach," "The Gift of 'Newman'" and "A Bribe Is a Bribe: FCPA's Influence on International Arbitration."

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Littler Recruits Four Partners From Ogletree

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment firm, has recruited four shareholders from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, the nation's second-largest labor and employment firm.

JNC Submits Short List for DeKalb Judgeships

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

The eight lawyers nominated to fill two judicial vacancies in DeKalb County represent a wide range of public and private sector practice areas.

Litigator of the Week: $16.7 Million Final Judgment in Jones Act Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Mike Pierce said he won by concentrating first on defendants' alleged failure to pay maintenance and care for a seaman.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

Litigator of the Week: $16.7 Million Final Judgment in Jones Act Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2015

Mike Pierce said he won by concentrating first on defendants' alleged failure to pay maintenance and care for a seaman.

McKenna Long Can't Dodge Arbitration Over Patent Campaign

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2015

A federal judge refused to let the firm off the hook in an arbitration stemming from an investment fund's loan of more than $20 million to fuel patent infringement litigation. 

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tips for Newbies to Survive LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 09, 2015

12 on 12: Veterans offer guidance on how first-time attendees can fully exploit the opportunities of LTNY 2015.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

In-House Counsel Profile: Northwestern Mutual's Raymond Manista

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

"We've invested heavily over the years in building an experienced in-house legal team, capable of handling the bulk of the legal work for the enterprise," says Manista.

Ga. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams Attracts National Notice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 22, 2014

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams made the cover of Governing magazine's December issue as one of its nine Public Officials of the Year and debuted on The Root 100 List of influential African-Americans at No. 11.

Final Ex-Dewey Partners in U.S. Settle Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partners in the United States have reached settlement agreements in clawback suits with the firm's liquidating trustee, a lawyer for the trustee said Thursday. Only clawback suits against former partners abroad remain active.

Holland & Knight, Sutherland Work Opposite Sides of Private Dorm Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 26, 2014

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.