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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 395
  • Gross Revenues: $300,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $760,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $990,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -9

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has 395 attorneys and is the 112th largest firm in the United States.  With $300,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 110th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 200 110 -9 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

The Global Lawyer: The Slave Next Door

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A dozen law firms team up to stop human trafficking, and send Congress a signal.

Clay Long Goes Solo, Works on Coke Bottler Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Billy Martin Heads to Eighth Firm, Reflects on What He's Learned

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 06, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. After working at seven firms in 15 years, Martin said he won't be jarred when he dissolves the boutique shop he founded in 2013. He and two other lawyers from his practice will join Miles & Stockbridge's Washington office, the firm announced this week. "Substantial clients call me not because I'm with Firm A or Firm B. I don't have a different way of practicing in a small firm or a big firm," Martin said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

As a Latino Republican, Federal Judge Nominee Has Bipartisan Connections

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : July 31, 2015

Two years ago at a panel discussion on diversity at the University of Georgia, DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez—whom the White House nominated July 30 to the federal bench—talked bluntly of his surprise when he heard judges from some of the state's rural circuits be dismissive of minorities and immigrants.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Signal Bankruptcy Plan Reserves $20M for Guest Workers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 14, 2015

The plan would set aside money for more than 200 Indian workers who claimed that Signal deceived and mistreated them when they were lured to this country to help in post-Katrina cleanup efforts.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Talen Energy to Sell Renewables Business to Energy Power Partners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 07, 2015

The sale will include 25 renewable energy projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity, according to Talen Energy's corporate communications director, George Lewis.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of June 29

: Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ricky A. Raven has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the firm's U.S. commercial litigation group in Houston.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Lifetime Achievers: N. Jerold Cohen

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

When N. Jerold Cohen began work as chief counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, he asked staff what publications he'd need to keep up with tax law developments.

Lifetime Achievers: Clay Long

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Clay C. Long's best year in his professional life happened at his first law job, 52 years ago. He clerked for Justice Hugo Black the year Black wrote the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states must provide lawyers for poor people charged with crimes.

Insurance Litigator Leaves One Name Partnership for Another

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 16, 2015

Mike Athans has left the litigation firm he helped found 11 years ago, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, to become a name partner at another local litigation boutique, Casey Gilson—which is now Gilson Athans.

Expansion Strategy a Factor In Nelson Brown's Decline

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

It took less than two years for Nelson Brown & Co., formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, to transform from an expanding, profitable insurance boutique to the nearly shuttered business that sources say is winding down.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Last Name Partner Leaves Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Michael R. Nelson, the last remaining name partner of Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, has left the firm to join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Greenberg Traurig Grabs Cadwalader Energy Leader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015

Gregory Lawrence, the former co-head of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's renewables practice and head of its energy regulatory group, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in Boston and Washington, D.C. Lawrence came to Cadwalader more than four years ago when the firm announced plans for a Houston office.

Mexican States Can't Recover in BP Oil Spill

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 05, 2015

The Fifth Circuit rules that three Mexican states do not have sufficient proprietary interest in property damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, barring them from recovering in a civil lawsuit they filed in a U.S. district court.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta Firm Financials: Deals Drove Increases Over Drops in Litigation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

An increase in transactional activity, notably in real estate, drove revenue and profit gains at most of Atlanta's nine Am Law 100 and 200 firms, but the conclusion of major class action litigation caused revenue declines at Alston & Bird and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

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Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

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  • 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

The Global Lawyer: The Slave Next Door

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A dozen law firms team up to stop human trafficking, and send Congress a signal.

Clay Long Goes Solo, Works on Coke Bottler Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Billy Martin Heads to Eighth Firm, Reflects on What He's Learned

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 06, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. After working at seven firms in 15 years, Martin said he won't be jarred when he dissolves the boutique shop he founded in 2013. He and two other lawyers from his practice will join Miles & Stockbridge's Washington office, the firm announced this week. "Substantial clients call me not because I'm with Firm A or Firm B. I don't have a different way of practicing in a small firm or a big firm," Martin said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

As a Latino Republican, Federal Judge Nominee Has Bipartisan Connections

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : July 31, 2015

Two years ago at a panel discussion on diversity at the University of Georgia, DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez—whom the White House nominated July 30 to the federal bench—talked bluntly of his surprise when he heard judges from some of the state's rural circuits be dismissive of minorities and immigrants.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Signal Bankruptcy Plan Reserves $20M for Guest Workers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 14, 2015

The plan would set aside money for more than 200 Indian workers who claimed that Signal deceived and mistreated them when they were lured to this country to help in post-Katrina cleanup efforts.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Talen Energy to Sell Renewables Business to Energy Power Partners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 07, 2015

The sale will include 25 renewable energy projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity, according to Talen Energy's corporate communications director, George Lewis.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of June 29

: Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ricky A. Raven has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the firm's U.S. commercial litigation group in Houston.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Lifetime Achievers: N. Jerold Cohen

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

When N. Jerold Cohen began work as chief counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, he asked staff what publications he'd need to keep up with tax law developments.

Lifetime Achievers: Clay Long

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Clay C. Long's best year in his professional life happened at his first law job, 52 years ago. He clerked for Justice Hugo Black the year Black wrote the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states must provide lawyers for poor people charged with crimes.

Insurance Litigator Leaves One Name Partnership for Another

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 16, 2015

Mike Athans has left the litigation firm he helped found 11 years ago, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, to become a name partner at another local litigation boutique, Casey Gilson—which is now Gilson Athans.

Expansion Strategy a Factor In Nelson Brown's Decline

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

It took less than two years for Nelson Brown & Co., formerly Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, to transform from an expanding, profitable insurance boutique to the nearly shuttered business that sources say is winding down.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Last Name Partner Leaves Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Michael R. Nelson, the last remaining name partner of Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, has left the firm to join Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Greenberg Traurig Grabs Cadwalader Energy Leader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015

Gregory Lawrence, the former co-head of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's renewables practice and head of its energy regulatory group, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a partner in Boston and Washington, D.C. Lawrence came to Cadwalader more than four years ago when the firm announced plans for a Houston office.

Mexican States Can't Recover in BP Oil Spill

John Council : Texas Lawyer : May 05, 2015

The Fifth Circuit rules that three Mexican states do not have sufficient proprietary interest in property damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, barring them from recovering in a civil lawsuit they filed in a U.S. district court.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta Firm Financials: Deals Drove Increases Over Drops in Litigation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

An increase in transactional activity, notably in real estate, drove revenue and profit gains at most of Atlanta's nine Am Law 100 and 200 firms, but the conclusion of major class action litigation caused revenue declines at Alston & Bird and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.