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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 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 $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

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.

2015 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who's up, who's down and everything in between.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Emory Law Announces Civil Rights Professorship Named for John Lewis

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

Emory University Law School is honoring Atlanta civil rights hero and congressman John Lewis with an endowed civil rights professorship that will be called the John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Information Governance Mitigates the Risk of Spoliation Sanctions

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : April 20, 2015

In addition to employing and enforcing retention policies, being forthright about data loss can help defend against penalties.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

Real estate lawyer D. Clayton Howell has joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as a partner from King & Spalding. Howell represents commercial real estate owners, operators and investors in a variety of transactions, mostly in Atlanta but also nationally.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Terry Davis has joined Holland & Knight as a partner from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and will co-chair the firm's investment management practice.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's revenue and profit dipped in 2014 because some major litigation wound up—most notably for longtime client Transocean over liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—despite a busy year for the tax, insurance, energy, corporate, real estate and intellectual property practices, said its managing partner, Mark Wasserman.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

Raising the final $145,000 for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's new building at 54 Ellis St. may hinge on personalized pave stones and the plaintiffs bar.

5th Circuit Gives Chemical Board Subpoena Power in Deepwater Horizon Probe

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

The Fifth Circuit on March 12 rejected rehearing its decision rendered on Sept. 18, 2014, which upheld five administrative subpoenas that the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued against Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Cahill Taps Cadwalader for Securities Enforcement Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015

Bradley Bondi, head of the securities enforcement and investigation group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel in a rare lateral hire by the Wall Street firm. Bondi, who will work out of New York and Washington, D.C., will lead Cahill's securities enforcement and regulatory group.

5th Circuit Gives Chemical Board Subpoena Power in Deepwater Horizon Probe

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

The Fifth Circuit on March 12 rejected rehearing its decision rendered on Sept. 18, 2014, which upheld five administrative subpoenas that the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued against Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Family Claims Former Sutherland Partner Took $60 Million

Greg Land : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

A wealthy Georgia family has sued a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan partner, Bennett Kight, claiming he plundered at least $60 million from trusts he oversaw for more than 20 years.

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

The Daily Report will recognize four judges and 18 lawyers with Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the newspaper's 125th anniversary celebration.

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.”

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Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

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  • 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

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.

2015 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who's up, who's down and everything in between.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Emory Law Announces Civil Rights Professorship Named for John Lewis

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

Emory University Law School is honoring Atlanta civil rights hero and congressman John Lewis with an endowed civil rights professorship that will be called the John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Information Governance Mitigates the Risk of Spoliation Sanctions

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : April 20, 2015

In addition to employing and enforcing retention policies, being forthright about data loss can help defend against penalties.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

Real estate lawyer D. Clayton Howell has joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as a partner from King & Spalding. Howell represents commercial real estate owners, operators and investors in a variety of transactions, mostly in Atlanta but also nationally.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Terry Davis has joined Holland & Knight as a partner from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and will co-chair the firm's investment management practice.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's revenue and profit dipped in 2014 because some major litigation wound up—most notably for longtime client Transocean over liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—despite a busy year for the tax, insurance, energy, corporate, real estate and intellectual property practices, said its managing partner, Mark Wasserman.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

Raising the final $145,000 for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society's new building at 54 Ellis St. may hinge on personalized pave stones and the plaintiffs bar.

5th Circuit Gives Chemical Board Subpoena Power in Deepwater Horizon Probe

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

The Fifth Circuit on March 12 rejected rehearing its decision rendered on Sept. 18, 2014, which upheld five administrative subpoenas that the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued against Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Cahill Taps Cadwalader for Securities Enforcement Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015

Bradley Bondi, head of the securities enforcement and investigation group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has joined Cahill Gordon & Reindel in a rare lateral hire by the Wall Street firm. Bondi, who will work out of New York and Washington, D.C., will lead Cahill's securities enforcement and regulatory group.

5th Circuit Gives Chemical Board Subpoena Power in Deepwater Horizon Probe

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

The Fifth Circuit on March 12 rejected rehearing its decision rendered on Sept. 18, 2014, which upheld five administrative subpoenas that the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board issued against Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

Family Claims Former Sutherland Partner Took $60 Million

Greg Land : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

A wealthy Georgia family has sued a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan partner, Bennett Kight, claiming he plundered at least $60 million from trusts he oversaw for more than 20 years.

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

The Daily Report will recognize four judges and 18 lawyers with Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the newspaper's 125th anniversary celebration.

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.”