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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

As AG Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Meet the GC: Avi Stadler of Esquire Solutions

Mary Welch : Daily Report : October 15, 2014

Avi Stadler joined Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta, in May 2014.

First-Year Associates Handbook

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start," "Lean In, But Don't Blend In," "Using PR to Lay a Foundation for Success" and "Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys."

As Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 14, 2014

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.'s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

On the Move: Womble Picks Up Litigation Team From Smith Moore

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Bondurant and her litigation team have joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice from Smith Moore Leatherwood. They handle insurance and fiduciary litigation, including ERISA claims.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

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

Former Dewey Partners Fight Trustee's Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Eight former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, in joint arguments, contend they don't have to return the more than $20 million that a bankruptcy trustee is collectively seeking because their legal work provided value to the firm and its creditors.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Divides Over Agency's Subpoena Power in Deepwater Probe

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 18, 2014

A federal appeals court Thursday divided over the power of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to issue administrative subpoenas in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The panel majority upheld enforcement of the subpoenas.

Alston & Bird Office Revamp Earns LEED Gold Certification

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2014

Eco-friendly approach to major office renovation is rewarded with the rare certification of an office buildout for an Atlanta law firm

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Sutherland Ordered to Pay $175K in Sanctions

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 22, 2014

Firm's attorneys tried to 'litigate plaintiff to death' in contract dispute, judge says

Rising Stars 2014: Leslie Slavich | 36

Mary Helen Martin : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When Leslie Slavich made the switch three years ago from a pharmaceutical patent litigator at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan to become the sole in-house counsel at Spanx, she says she received some valuable advice.

Rising Stars 2014: Daniel R. Crook | 34

Andy Peters : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

Daniel Crook learned that it's not easy to grow organic vegetables when he recently tried his hand at planting a garden at his Savannah home, where he lives with his wife, Molly, and their young son.

Larry Craig Defends Campaign-Funded Legal Expenses

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 18, 2014

Lawyers for former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers late last week defending his use of campaign money to pay legal bills related to his 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting.

Dunked and Cold, But For a Good Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

Venable dedicated an afternoon "ice-bucket challenge" to partner Michael Gollin as they raised money for research for the disease ALS.

U.S. Refutes Claims GSA Website Is Unusable by Blind

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 13, 2014

The U.S. General Services Administration has asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action filed by blind contractors who allege the agency's website is effectively unusable by people with vision disabilities.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

INADMISSIBLE: Suit Over Shutdown Pay to Move Forward

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

Larry Craig To Detail Legal Expenses for Sex-Sting Defense

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : August 07, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig must file papers next week that detail why he thinks $216,000 in legal bills rooted in his 2007 arrest in an airport sex sting were an appropriate use of campaign funds.

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

On the Move: Wedding Bells Ring End to Her Job at Atlanta Bar Foundation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 05, 2014

The executive director of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, Sally Hogsette, has resigned because she's getting married—to another lawyer.

The Churn: Quinn Emanuel Partner Heads to Prague, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 01, 2014

A little less than three years after joining litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown, Andrew Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. The Am Law Daily looks at Schapiro's career shift, along with other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 28, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : July 24, 2014

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.

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Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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  • 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

As AG Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Meet the GC: Avi Stadler of Esquire Solutions

Mary Welch : Daily Report : October 15, 2014

Avi Stadler joined Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta, in May 2014.

First-Year Associates Handbook

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start," "Lean In, But Don't Blend In," "Using PR to Lay a Foundation for Success" and "Basic Principles Make Exceptional Attorneys."

As Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : October 14, 2014

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.'s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

On the Move: Womble Picks Up Litigation Team From Smith Moore

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Bondurant and her litigation team have joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice from Smith Moore Leatherwood. They handle insurance and fiduciary litigation, including ERISA claims.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

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

Former Dewey Partners Fight Trustee's Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Eight former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, in joint arguments, contend they don't have to return the more than $20 million that a bankruptcy trustee is collectively seeking because their legal work provided value to the firm and its creditors.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Divides Over Agency's Subpoena Power in Deepwater Probe

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 18, 2014

A federal appeals court Thursday divided over the power of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to issue administrative subpoenas in the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The panel majority upheld enforcement of the subpoenas.

Alston & Bird Office Revamp Earns LEED Gold Certification

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2014

Eco-friendly approach to major office renovation is rewarded with the rare certification of an office buildout for an Atlanta law firm

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Sutherland Ordered to Pay $175K in Sanctions

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 22, 2014

Firm's attorneys tried to 'litigate plaintiff to death' in contract dispute, judge says

Rising Stars 2014: Leslie Slavich | 36

Mary Helen Martin : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When Leslie Slavich made the switch three years ago from a pharmaceutical patent litigator at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan to become the sole in-house counsel at Spanx, she says she received some valuable advice.

Rising Stars 2014: Daniel R. Crook | 34

Andy Peters : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

Daniel Crook learned that it's not easy to grow organic vegetables when he recently tried his hand at planting a garden at his Savannah home, where he lives with his wife, Molly, and their young son.

Larry Craig Defends Campaign-Funded Legal Expenses

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 18, 2014

Lawyers for former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers late last week defending his use of campaign money to pay legal bills related to his 2007 arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting.

Dunked and Cold, But For a Good Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

Venable dedicated an afternoon "ice-bucket challenge" to partner Michael Gollin as they raised money for research for the disease ALS.

U.S. Refutes Claims GSA Website Is Unusable by Blind

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 13, 2014

The U.S. General Services Administration has asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action filed by blind contractors who allege the agency's website is effectively unusable by people with vision disabilities.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

INADMISSIBLE: Suit Over Shutdown Pay to Move Forward

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

Larry Craig To Detail Legal Expenses for Sex-Sting Defense

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : August 07, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig must file papers next week that detail why he thinks $216,000 in legal bills rooted in his 2007 arrest in an airport sex sting were an appropriate use of campaign funds.

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

On the Move: Wedding Bells Ring End to Her Job at Atlanta Bar Foundation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 05, 2014

The executive director of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, Sally Hogsette, has resigned because she's getting married—to another lawyer.

The Churn: Quinn Emanuel Partner Heads to Prague, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 01, 2014

A little less than three years after joining litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown, Andrew Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. The Am Law Daily looks at Schapiro's career shift, along with other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spoliation of Evidence: Long-Awaited Ruling by Texas High Court, Possible New Rules

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 28, 2014

"Many people have been waiting literally for years" for the Brookshire Brothers ruling, said Kent Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and former Texas 14th Court of Appeals judge, who served on the State Bar of Texas' Committee on Pattern Jury Charges and also has served on the bar's Spoliation Committee.

Cost Recovery Bedevils Law Librarians, Survey Finds

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : July 24, 2014

Firms may soon be forced to throw in the towel on recouping online research costs, our annual librarians survey suggests.