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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 380
  • Gross Revenues: $301,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $790,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,020,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has 380 attorneys and is the 110th 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 200 107 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 112 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 65 5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 125 -14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 38 32 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 44 34 Summer programs

In the News

NLJ 500 Expansion Adds Seven Atlanta Firms to Ranks of Nation's Largest

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 11, 2016

Hometown firms continue to dominate Atlanta's attorney head count, but national competitors are gaining ground.

Asian Pacific Bar Group Holds Gala, Rainmakers Forum

: Daily Report : July 06, 2016

The Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association held its third annual gala and Rainmakers' Forum on May 12.

Kilpatrick Tops Atlanta's Big Law Pro-Bono Rankings

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 06, 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton led Atlanta-based firms in The American Lawyer's annual pro bono ranking of the 200 top-grossing U.S. firms, edging out last year's top-ranked Atlanta firm, Alston & Bird.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : July 05, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Automated Vehicle Hacking Brings New Risks to the Road," "Finding Key Documents: Tech Savvy Counsel Are Changing the Game," "'Jiannaras' Clarifies Approach to Class Action Practice in New York" and "Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts and CFPB's Proposed Rules."

Troutman, Kilpatrick and Sutherland Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2016

Three of Atlanta's biggest firms just made the holiday weekend even better for their associates. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Troutman Sanders announced Friday that they're raising starting salary in Atlanta to $155,000 and bumping it to $180,000 in New York and other major markets.

Atlanta Firm Leaders Compete in Hackathon to Advance Women in Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2016

Atlanta leaders from Troutman Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan joined partners from 54 firms nationally to compete in the first-ever lawyer hackathon seeking solutions to a persistent problem in Big Law: the lack of advancement of women up the ranks.

Lawyer-Legislator Elena Parent Joins Holcomb + Ward; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 28, 2016

Georgia state Sen. Elena Parent has joined two former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan colleagues, M. Scott Holcomb and Bryan Ward, as counsel at Holcomb + Ward, which they just launched in May.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Has the Clemency Project Been a Success?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Some 4,000 lawyers and 70 big firms helped in this effort to commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders who've served significant prison time. But relatively few inmates have been released.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Top Atlanta Firms Hang Back on Associate Pay Raises

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

After King & Spalding announced a $20,000 pay hike last week for Atlanta associates, Alston & Bird quickly matched—but the rest of Atlanta's big firms are in no hurry to follow.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Goes In-House at Beazer Homes; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 07, 2016

E. Terrell Gilbert Jr., a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory's corporate and securities and corporate governance practice, has gone in-house at Beazer Homes as assistant general counsel of securities and finance.

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.

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Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

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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

NLJ 500 Expansion Adds Seven Atlanta Firms to Ranks of Nation's Largest

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 11, 2016

Hometown firms continue to dominate Atlanta's attorney head count, but national competitors are gaining ground.

Asian Pacific Bar Group Holds Gala, Rainmakers Forum

: Daily Report : July 06, 2016

The Georgia Asian Pacific Bar Association held its third annual gala and Rainmakers' Forum on May 12.

Kilpatrick Tops Atlanta's Big Law Pro-Bono Rankings

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 06, 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton led Atlanta-based firms in The American Lawyer's annual pro bono ranking of the 200 top-grossing U.S. firms, edging out last year's top-ranked Atlanta firm, Alston & Bird.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : July 05, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Automated Vehicle Hacking Brings New Risks to the Road," "Finding Key Documents: Tech Savvy Counsel Are Changing the Game," "'Jiannaras' Clarifies Approach to Class Action Practice in New York" and "Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts and CFPB's Proposed Rules."

Troutman, Kilpatrick and Sutherland Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2016

Three of Atlanta's biggest firms just made the holiday weekend even better for their associates. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Troutman Sanders announced Friday that they're raising starting salary in Atlanta to $155,000 and bumping it to $180,000 in New York and other major markets.

Atlanta Firm Leaders Compete in Hackathon to Advance Women in Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2016

Atlanta leaders from Troutman Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan joined partners from 54 firms nationally to compete in the first-ever lawyer hackathon seeking solutions to a persistent problem in Big Law: the lack of advancement of women up the ranks.

Lawyer-Legislator Elena Parent Joins Holcomb + Ward; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 28, 2016

Georgia state Sen. Elena Parent has joined two former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan colleagues, M. Scott Holcomb and Bryan Ward, as counsel at Holcomb + Ward, which they just launched in May.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Has the Clemency Project Been a Success?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Some 4,000 lawyers and 70 big firms helped in this effort to commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders who've served significant prison time. But relatively few inmates have been released.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Top Atlanta Firms Hang Back on Associate Pay Raises

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

After King & Spalding announced a $20,000 pay hike last week for Atlanta associates, Alston & Bird quickly matched—but the rest of Atlanta's big firms are in no hurry to follow.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Goes In-House at Beazer Homes; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 07, 2016

E. Terrell Gilbert Jr., a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory's corporate and securities and corporate governance practice, has gone in-house at Beazer Homes as assistant general counsel of securities and finance.

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.