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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: N/A

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is a Washington, D.C.-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 $301,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 107th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Atlanta Bar President Passes Gavel and Reviews Year, Including Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Effort

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 25, 2016

Atlanta Bar Association president Harold Franklin passed the gavel to Jim Blitch on Tuesday at the group's annual lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club.

Lawmaker and Former Colleague Team Up for New Firm; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 24, 2016

M. Scott Holcomb, a six-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives (D-Atlanta), and Bryan Ward, his former colleague at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, have formed litigation firm Holcomb + Ward.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

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

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

Xerox GC Discusses Merits of Diversity in Rainmaking

Meredith Hobbs and Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 13, 2016

When it comes to rainmaking, diversity can be an effective tool for getting a foot in the door, said Xerox's general counsel, Don Liu, at a panel sponsored by the Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association before its annual gala Thursday.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Reports for the Daily Report's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics.

INADMISSIBLE: Stevens Recalls Clashes With Scalia, Dentons Doubles Down

Staff : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recalls his clashes with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dentons doubles down on demanding payment from ex-McKenna partners. And Rosemary Collyer is named the new presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Photos from The Value Challenge 2016: A Day of Law Workshops

: Daily Report : May 02, 2016

More than 100 in-house lawyers and firm lawyers attended the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter's Sixth Annual "Value Challenge" on April 26 at the offices of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Latham's Alice Fisher Passes MP Reins to Mike Egge in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2016

Alice Fisher, a former U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division chief, has handed the management reins at Latham & Watkins' D.C. office to Mike Egge. An antitrust lawyer, Egge became the firm's Washington managing partner at the beginning of March. Fisher's deputy managing partner, James Barker, ceded his job to Melissa Arbus Sherry, an appellate attorney.

In-House Lawyers Warned Of High-Stakes State Tax Litigation

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : April 28, 2016

False claims acts with whistleblower provisions to challenge corporate tax returns are plaguing Fortune 1000 companies, an in-house lawyer and a corporate law firm partner said at a panel discussion Tuesday.

From Student to Master: E-Discovery Education Comes to the Forefront

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : April 26, 2016

With e-discovery, there's a lack of formal education. Why are law schools so e-discovery deficient, and who's picking up the slack?

Sutherland Gets New Leadership in D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's Washington partner-in-charge, Richard Murphy Jr., a bankruptcy litigator, has stepped down to become of counsel at the firm after eight years in the position. Amish Shah, a 44-year-old tax lawyer, took over as partner-in-charge on Jan. 1. The firm announced the changeover this week.

Polsinelli Snags Real Estate Partner From Seyfarth; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

Polsinelli has recruited real estate shareholder Mike Rodgers from Seyfarth Shaw, further expanding Polsinelli's two-year-old Atlanta office.

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.

General Counsels Discuss Links Between Diversity and Winning Business

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 13, 2016

While law firms' efforts to increase diversity seem to have stalled, the pipeline is expanding at corporate legal departments as more women and minorities become general counsels, Spectra Energy's GC said at an Emory University law school event Tuesday.

Service Minded: In Work and in Life, Atlanta-based UPS Attorney Delivers Wherever There Is Need

Mary Smith Judd : Daily Report : April 11, 2016

A longtime advertising slogan for Atlanta-based UPS asked, "What can Brown do for you?" For Betsy Griswold, this is more than a corporate catchphrase—it was how she lives her life.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Bar's Summer Internship Program Connects Aspiring Lawyers With Mentors

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2016

The program exposes high school students to a career in law through paid summer internships in the legal world—and offers intensive training and mentoring in navigating the professional workplace.

Women Leaders Are: 1) Awesome 2) Overrated 3) Irrelevant

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 05, 2016

Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.

Houston Locke Lord Partner Named Chairman of Firm's Banking and Real Estate Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Douglas A. Yeager, a Houston partner in Locke Lord, has been named chairman of the firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Picks Up Real Estate Partner; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

Real estate finance lawyer Ginger Burton has joined Jones Day as a partner from Alston & Bird.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Preliminary Discovery and Attachment of Assets in International Arbitration," "Maximizing Your Client's Effectiveness in Mediation," "Trends in International Arbitration Challenges," "Travel the Road to a Successful Mediation" and "Class Waiver Provisions: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading."

Sutherland Holds Steady Course With Slight Revenue Increase

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 28, 2016

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan reported a slight increase in revenue last year, after a dip in 2014.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Scheindlin Praised For Foresight in E-Discovery

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : March 25, 2016

Judge Scheindlin's decisions marked her ahead of her time, and her writings shaped debates for the ensuing decade.

Sutherland Names Seven New Partners

Staff : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

Former Sutherland Partner Arraigned on $2M Fraud Charges

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 22, 2016

A former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan attorney was arraigned in federal court in Atlanta on Monday on charges that he defrauded a longtime client of more than $2 million from accounts for which he had served as a trustee.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
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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: N/A

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

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Atlanta Bar President Passes Gavel and Reviews Year, Including Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Effort

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 25, 2016

Atlanta Bar Association president Harold Franklin passed the gavel to Jim Blitch on Tuesday at the group's annual lunch at the Piedmont Driving Club.

Lawmaker and Former Colleague Team Up for New Firm; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 24, 2016

M. Scott Holcomb, a six-term member of the Georgia House of Representatives (D-Atlanta), and Bryan Ward, his former colleague at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, have formed litigation firm Holcomb + Ward.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

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

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

Xerox GC Discusses Merits of Diversity in Rainmaking

Meredith Hobbs and Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 13, 2016

When it comes to rainmaking, diversity can be an effective tool for getting a foot in the door, said Xerox's general counsel, Don Liu, at a panel sponsored by the Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association before its annual gala Thursday.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Reports for the Daily Report's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics.

INADMISSIBLE: Stevens Recalls Clashes With Scalia, Dentons Doubles Down

Staff : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recalls his clashes with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dentons doubles down on demanding payment from ex-McKenna partners. And Rosemary Collyer is named the new presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Photos from The Value Challenge 2016: A Day of Law Workshops

: Daily Report : May 02, 2016

More than 100 in-house lawyers and firm lawyers attended the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter's Sixth Annual "Value Challenge" on April 26 at the offices of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Latham's Alice Fisher Passes MP Reins to Mike Egge in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2016

Alice Fisher, a former U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division chief, has handed the management reins at Latham & Watkins' D.C. office to Mike Egge. An antitrust lawyer, Egge became the firm's Washington managing partner at the beginning of March. Fisher's deputy managing partner, James Barker, ceded his job to Melissa Arbus Sherry, an appellate attorney.

In-House Lawyers Warned Of High-Stakes State Tax Litigation

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : April 28, 2016

False claims acts with whistleblower provisions to challenge corporate tax returns are plaguing Fortune 1000 companies, an in-house lawyer and a corporate law firm partner said at a panel discussion Tuesday.

From Student to Master: E-Discovery Education Comes to the Forefront

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : April 26, 2016

With e-discovery, there's a lack of formal education. Why are law schools so e-discovery deficient, and who's picking up the slack?

Sutherland Gets New Leadership in D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's Washington partner-in-charge, Richard Murphy Jr., a bankruptcy litigator, has stepped down to become of counsel at the firm after eight years in the position. Amish Shah, a 44-year-old tax lawyer, took over as partner-in-charge on Jan. 1. The firm announced the changeover this week.

Polsinelli Snags Real Estate Partner From Seyfarth; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

Polsinelli has recruited real estate shareholder Mike Rodgers from Seyfarth Shaw, further expanding Polsinelli's two-year-old Atlanta office.

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.

General Counsels Discuss Links Between Diversity and Winning Business

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 13, 2016

While law firms' efforts to increase diversity seem to have stalled, the pipeline is expanding at corporate legal departments as more women and minorities become general counsels, Spectra Energy's GC said at an Emory University law school event Tuesday.

Service Minded: In Work and in Life, Atlanta-based UPS Attorney Delivers Wherever There Is Need

Mary Smith Judd : Daily Report : April 11, 2016

A longtime advertising slogan for Atlanta-based UPS asked, "What can Brown do for you?" For Betsy Griswold, this is more than a corporate catchphrase—it was how she lives her life.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Bar's Summer Internship Program Connects Aspiring Lawyers With Mentors

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2016

The program exposes high school students to a career in law through paid summer internships in the legal world—and offers intensive training and mentoring in navigating the professional workplace.

Women Leaders Are: 1) Awesome 2) Overrated 3) Irrelevant

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 05, 2016

Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.

Houston Locke Lord Partner Named Chairman of Firm's Banking and Real Estate Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Douglas A. Yeager, a Houston partner in Locke Lord, has been named chairman of the firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Picks Up Real Estate Partner; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

Real estate finance lawyer Ginger Burton has joined Jones Day as a partner from Alston & Bird.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Preliminary Discovery and Attachment of Assets in International Arbitration," "Maximizing Your Client's Effectiveness in Mediation," "Trends in International Arbitration Challenges," "Travel the Road to a Successful Mediation" and "Class Waiver Provisions: Where We've Been and Where We're Heading."

Sutherland Holds Steady Course With Slight Revenue Increase

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 28, 2016

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan reported a slight increase in revenue last year, after a dip in 2014.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Scheindlin Praised For Foresight in E-Discovery

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : March 25, 2016

Judge Scheindlin's decisions marked her ahead of her time, and her writings shaped debates for the ensuing decade.

Sutherland Names Seven New Partners

Staff : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

Former Sutherland Partner Arraigned on $2M Fraud Charges

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 22, 2016

A former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan attorney was arraigned in federal court in Atlanta on Monday on charges that he defrauded a longtime client of more than $2 million from accounts for which he had served as a trustee.