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  • - Compensation
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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 387
  • Gross Revenues: $314,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $815,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,045,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is an Atlanta-based law firm. With 381 attorneys, the firm placed 116th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Sutherland Asbill ranked 96th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $291,000,000 in gross annual revenue in 2010. Sutherland Asbill's main practice areas are corporate and securities, energy and environmental law, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, and technology. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, the firm has office locations in Washington, D.C., New York, Austin, Houston, Tallahassee, and London. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan officially combined with the boutique construction law firm of Griffin Cochrane & Marshall in June of 2006.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 98 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 98 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 116 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 105 -56 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 120 20 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 38 32 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 44 34 Summer programs

In the News

ON THE MOVE: UGA Law Names Director of Career Development

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

The University of Georgia School of Law has recruited Alston & Bird partner Susan Wilson to head its career development department at a time when law students seek more job placement assistance than ever.

Four Mobile Tools Clients Will Love

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

Effective technology can help clients engage with your firm.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts.

In Texas, Conflict Between Mineral and Water Rights

David Baay, Carter Williams And Thomas Appleman : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Trends in Preserving Alternative Electronic Communication

Chris Kozlowski and Josh Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Which records do we need to keep, and how long do we have to keep them?

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

Join in the Volunteer Training This Week for the Truancy Intervention Project

Adrian Wright | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

Lawyers, law students and legal support staff interested in volunteering with the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia's "Advocating for the Truant Child" can sign up for training 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at the offices of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.

Skadden Lands Roles on Two Insurance Sector Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

The firm is taking the lead for buyout firm TPG on its $1.5 billion purchase of The Warranty Group from Onex Corporation and representing insurance company Wilton Re Holding Ltd. in connection with its $1.8 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Kaye Scholer is advising Warranty and Onex in the first deal, while Debevoise & Plimpton is representing CPPIB in the latter transaction. Sutherland Asbill also landed a role advising Wilton Re.

Senate Vote Kills Discovery Bill for Session

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

A bill overhauling the state's discovery rules has fizzled out despite having navigated its way through both judiciary committees of the Georgia General Assembly.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan combines with London-based Arbis to enhance energy practices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Mark Wasserman, managing partner of Sutherland Asbill, said the deal is structured as a combination, and the firms will maintain two partnerships.

Sutherland to Join Forces with London Boutique

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is venturing into the London legal market through a combination with a firm specialized in energy commodities trading law. Arbis is a 10-lawyer London boutique with a small office in Geneva—another energy trading hotspot.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Legal Legend Randolph Thrower Dies at 100

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Legal legend Randolph Thrower who headed the Internal Revenue Service nearly 35 years ago and was co-counsel on the Atlanta Police Department officer cheating scandal investigation in the 1970s has died.

Randolph Thrower Dies at 100: 'He Believed in Service'

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

When John Marshall Law School professor Michael Mears was a young trial lawyer 30 years ago, he found himself paired in a land acquisition case with one of Georgia's preeminent tax attorneys.

The MMoU Hits 100—and You Need to Know About It

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Many legal and compliance professionals have little or no knowledge of the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding. That is a mistake.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Study: E-Data Cases Top FINRA's Big Cases

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's citations for electronic data shortcomings spiked last year.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

FINRA Sees Increase in Fines for Electronic Communications

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The authority collected $15.1 million in fines last year from firms allegedly violating electronic communication violations.

Sutherland Stays Flat in Sluggish Economy of 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan had a flat year in 2013, with little change in revenue, profit and lawyer head count from 2012.

Bring Your Own Device, Don't Bring Your Own Drama

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Lisa M. Haldar : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

A company is putting itself at risk, not to mention an economic disadvantage, by moving forward without a clearly defined Bring Your Own Device policy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Three plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a Jan. 23 opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

Lawyers Say Lawsuit Protection May Not Spur Hiring of Ex-Offenders

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

A legislative proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform council to protect employers who hire ex-offenders from lawsuits may not move the needle on helping former convicts find employment as much as supporters hope, say some area labor and employment lawyers.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Three Texas plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion issued on Jan. 23.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Taking Control of Dark Data

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Dark data is an organization's backlog of digital material that is not easily accessible.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.

Corporate Law Departments Lead Firms in Diversity Push

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

The first in a new series of conversations about diversity in the legal profession drew a crowd of about 200 to Emory University School of Law on Monday evening.

Directors Not Mandated to Repurchase Stock, Justices Say

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 29, 2014

Directors of closely held corporations are not required by law to repurchase a minority stockholder's shares in the company, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The high court's opinion affirmed the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision that the board of a real estate development company was not bound by the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing to repurchase a minority stockholder's shares.

In-House Lawyers to Lead Diversity Discussion at Emory Law on Monday Evening

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

A new series of conversations about diversity in the legal profession hosted by Emory School of Law will kick off on Monday, Jan. 27.

Legal Tech People in the News

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

People making news in the legal technology industry the week of Jan. 27.

How Risky Is Risk-Based Regulation?

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

There is real value in risk-based regulatory methods, but if these methods are used without care, they could prove hazardous.

Tech Docket Watch: Privacy Suits in California and Georgia E-Discovery

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

LinkedIn, Facebook and Zynga in the courts, Congress considers a cyber-security bill.

Be Prepared for the Inevitable 'Process Safety' Attack

Carter Williams and Matt Gatewood : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2014

While there is no question that a good process safety management system can improve industrial safety and lessen the risk of a catastrophic failure, it is equally true that even minor gaps in a system can be used by plaintiffs to their advantage.

Georgia Moves Closer to Regulating E-Discovery

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

Opposing sides are closer to a consensus on proposed Georgia legislation regulating e-discovery, but sticking points remain, particularly on sanctions for spoliation of electronic documents.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

Legal Tech News Brief

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 15, 2014

DTI gets together with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Equivio announces Zoom 3.5, and Veritext is awarded a patent to manage deposition and trial exhibits.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Peter Canfield Joins Jones Day

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2014

Veteran First Amendment lawyer Peter Canfield has joined Jones Day, following the year-end closure of Dow Lohnes' Atlanta office, where he had been the local managing partner. Dow Lohnes' Washington office merged with Cooley, effective Jan. 1.

Proposed E-discovery Rules Move Forward

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Opposing sides are closer to a consensus on proposed state legislation regulating e-discovery that will be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee this month, but sticking points remain, particularly on sanctions for spoliation of electronic documents.

Why I ... Left the Law for More Green

John Lanier Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 17, 2013

That doesn't make any sense, does it? Leave my law firm for a nonprofit opportunity and make more green? Well, I couldn't resist the pun. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which I now direct full-time, is devoted to a sustainable future through "green" enterprise.

The Compliance Rules: 10 Years of Lessons

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2013

Ten years ago this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted compliance rules for funds and advisers. The lessons they have provided over the last decade have implications for the provision of compliance services in any business setting.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

Texas Supreme Court to Ring in New Year With Two Arbitration Cases

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

The Texas Supreme Court will hear a pair of cases that present significant questions for the beginning and the end of the arbitration process. Those include whether an "unconscionable attorney fees" provision voids an arbitration agreement and what parties must do to vacate an arbitration award for alleged evident partiality.

Tech Circuit: Judge-o-Rama Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2013

Georgetown Law Advanced E-Discovery Institute wraps up another stellar conference.

Georgetown Panelists Spar Over Proposed Rule for Preservation

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

The meaning and impact of the proposed Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 37(e), on preservation and sanctions, exposed divisions and confusion among members of the e-discovery bar.

In-House Counsel Profile: Reinsurance Group of America Inc.'s William L. Hutton

Jason McLure : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

From just two lawyers in 2001, RGA's legal team has grown to 27 attorneys in 10 offices across the globe, and is led by William Hutton.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Alejandro Fiuza joins Brown Rudnick's corporate practice group as partner and chairman of the firm's new Latin American practice group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Spoliation, Uncertainty and Sekisui: Why We Need a New Rule 37(e)

Alexander Dahl : Law Technology News : January 07, 2013

At the E-Discovery Institute Leadership Summit, members of the Lawyers for Civil Justice argued for changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for discovery to reduce preservation requirements.

Ex-Dow Lohnes Partners Find New Homes, But Not at Cooley

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Left behind after Cooley announced last month it would pick up 54 lawyers from Dow Lohnes, some partners from the soon-to-be-defunct firm are headed to new Am Law 100 firms in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Among them are Christopher Meazell, who has joined Covington & Burling as special counsel, and Peter Coffman, now a partner at Thompson Hine. The moves come as Dow Lohnes' lobbying unit has put itself up for auction and the remaining lawyers in the firm's Atlanta office evaluate opportunities elsewhere.

Should Regulation Be Privatized?

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

If regulators are unable to provide anything except law enforcement, then public policy should consider how to fill government's other, now foregone roles. Is private regulation the answer?

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2013

GrayRobinson merges with trial firm Hirschhorn & Bieber; the former managing partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's Asia practice joins investment bank Moelis & Co.; and Cozen O'Connor launches an international arbitration practice..

More Profiles ::

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

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: 0

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

ON THE MOVE: UGA Law Names Director of Career Development

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

The University of Georgia School of Law has recruited Alston & Bird partner Susan Wilson to head its career development department at a time when law students seek more job placement assistance than ever.

Four Mobile Tools Clients Will Love

Robert Dolinsky : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

Effective technology can help clients engage with your firm.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts.

In Texas, Conflict Between Mineral and Water Rights

David Baay, Carter Williams And Thomas Appleman : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Trends in Preserving Alternative Electronic Communication

Chris Kozlowski and Josh Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 03, 2014

Which records do we need to keep, and how long do we have to keep them?

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

Join in the Volunteer Training This Week for the Truancy Intervention Project

Adrian Wright | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

Lawyers, law students and legal support staff interested in volunteering with the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia's "Advocating for the Truant Child" can sign up for training 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27 at the offices of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.

Skadden Lands Roles on Two Insurance Sector Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

The firm is taking the lead for buyout firm TPG on its $1.5 billion purchase of The Warranty Group from Onex Corporation and representing insurance company Wilton Re Holding Ltd. in connection with its $1.8 billion sale to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Kaye Scholer is advising Warranty and Onex in the first deal, while Debevoise & Plimpton is representing CPPIB in the latter transaction. Sutherland Asbill also landed a role advising Wilton Re.

Senate Vote Kills Discovery Bill for Session

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

A bill overhauling the state's discovery rules has fizzled out despite having navigated its way through both judiciary committees of the Georgia General Assembly.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan combines with London-based Arbis to enhance energy practices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Mark Wasserman, managing partner of Sutherland Asbill, said the deal is structured as a combination, and the firms will maintain two partnerships.

Sutherland to Join Forces with London Boutique

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is venturing into the London legal market through a combination with a firm specialized in energy commodities trading law. Arbis is a 10-lawyer London boutique with a small office in Geneva—another energy trading hotspot.

Newsmakers: Week of March 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Santiago "Jimmy" Alaniz, a partner in Fisher & Phillips in San Antonio, has been named a 2014 fellow in the mentoring program sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Legal Legend Randolph Thrower Dies at 100

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

Legal legend Randolph Thrower who headed the Internal Revenue Service nearly 35 years ago and was co-counsel on the Atlanta Police Department officer cheating scandal investigation in the 1970s has died.

Randolph Thrower Dies at 100: 'He Believed in Service'

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

When John Marshall Law School professor Michael Mears was a young trial lawyer 30 years ago, he found himself paired in a land acquisition case with one of Georgia's preeminent tax attorneys.

The MMoU Hits 100—and You Need to Know About It

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Many legal and compliance professionals have little or no knowledge of the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding. That is a mistake.

Kilpatrick Has 'Strong Year in Tough Market'

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Revenue and profit at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton were lower in 2013 because the firm collected an enormous contingency fee of about $38 million in a historic class action, Cobell v. Salazar, in 2012.

Study: E-Data Cases Top FINRA's Big Cases

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's citations for electronic data shortcomings spiked last year.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

FINRA Sees Increase in Fines for Electronic Communications

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 26, 2014

The authority collected $15.1 million in fines last year from firms allegedly violating electronic communication violations.

Sutherland Stays Flat in Sluggish Economy of 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan had a flat year in 2013, with little change in revenue, profit and lawyer head count from 2012.

Bring Your Own Device, Don't Bring Your Own Drama

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Lisa M. Haldar : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

A company is putting itself at risk, not to mention an economic disadvantage, by moving forward without a clearly defined Bring Your Own Device policy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Three plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a Jan. 23 opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

Lawyers Say Lawsuit Protection May Not Spur Hiring of Ex-Offenders

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

A legislative proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform council to protect employers who hire ex-offenders from lawsuits may not move the needle on helping former convicts find employment as much as supporters hope, say some area labor and employment lawyers.

Possible Tax Penalties for Three Plaintiff Lawyers on $600 Million in Fees From Tobacco Settlement

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Three Texas plaintiffs lawyers who received about $600 million in fees from Texas' tobacco-litigation settlement face possible federal tax penalties on the income, under a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opinion issued on Jan. 23.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Five firms have added new partners, while others have announced promotions.

Taking Control of Dark Data

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 05, 2014

Dark data is an organization's backlog of digital material that is not easily accessible.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.

Corporate Law Departments Lead Firms in Diversity Push

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

The first in a new series of conversations about diversity in the legal profession drew a crowd of about 200 to Emory University School of Law on Monday evening.

Directors Not Mandated to Repurchase Stock, Justices Say

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 29, 2014

Directors of closely held corporations are not required by law to repurchase a minority stockholder's shares in the company, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The high court's opinion affirmed the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision that the board of a real estate development company was not bound by the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing to repurchase a minority stockholder's shares.

In-House Lawyers to Lead Diversity Discussion at Emory Law on Monday Evening

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

A new series of conversations about diversity in the legal profession hosted by Emory School of Law will kick off on Monday, Jan. 27.

Legal Tech People in the News

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

People making news in the legal technology industry the week of Jan. 27.

How Risky Is Risk-Based Regulation?

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

There is real value in risk-based regulatory methods, but if these methods are used without care, they could prove hazardous.

Tech Docket Watch: Privacy Suits in California and Georgia E-Discovery

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

LinkedIn, Facebook and Zynga in the courts, Congress considers a cyber-security bill.

Be Prepared for the Inevitable 'Process Safety' Attack

Carter Williams and Matt Gatewood : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2014

While there is no question that a good process safety management system can improve industrial safety and lessen the risk of a catastrophic failure, it is equally true that even minor gaps in a system can be used by plaintiffs to their advantage.

Georgia Moves Closer to Regulating E-Discovery

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

Opposing sides are closer to a consensus on proposed Georgia legislation regulating e-discovery, but sticking points remain, particularly on sanctions for spoliation of electronic documents.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

Legal Tech News Brief

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 15, 2014

DTI gets together with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Equivio announces Zoom 3.5, and Veritext is awarded a patent to manage deposition and trial exhibits.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Peter Canfield Joins Jones Day

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2014

Veteran First Amendment lawyer Peter Canfield has joined Jones Day, following the year-end closure of Dow Lohnes' Atlanta office, where he had been the local managing partner. Dow Lohnes' Washington office merged with Cooley, effective Jan. 1.

Proposed E-discovery Rules Move Forward

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 03, 2014

Opposing sides are closer to a consensus on proposed state legislation regulating e-discovery that will be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee this month, but sticking points remain, particularly on sanctions for spoliation of electronic documents.

Why I ... Left the Law for More Green

John Lanier Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 17, 2013

That doesn't make any sense, does it? Leave my law firm for a nonprofit opportunity and make more green? Well, I couldn't resist the pun. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which I now direct full-time, is devoted to a sustainable future through "green" enterprise.

The Compliance Rules: 10 Years of Lessons

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2013

Ten years ago this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted compliance rules for funds and advisers. The lessons they have provided over the last decade have implications for the provision of compliance services in any business setting.

2 Firms Take on New Marketing Officers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2013

Burr & Forman has hired Susan Longo as its new chief marketing officer, replacing Erin Meszaros, who has moved to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as its chief business development and marketing officer.

Texas Supreme Court to Ring in New Year With Two Arbitration Cases

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

The Texas Supreme Court will hear a pair of cases that present significant questions for the beginning and the end of the arbitration process. Those include whether an "unconscionable attorney fees" provision voids an arbitration agreement and what parties must do to vacate an arbitration award for alleged evident partiality.

Tech Circuit: Judge-o-Rama Edition

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2013

Georgetown Law Advanced E-Discovery Institute wraps up another stellar conference.

Georgetown Panelists Spar Over Proposed Rule for Preservation

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

The meaning and impact of the proposed Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 37(e), on preservation and sanctions, exposed divisions and confusion among members of the e-discovery bar.

In-House Counsel Profile: Reinsurance Group of America Inc.'s William L. Hutton

Jason McLure : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

From just two lawyers in 2001, RGA's legal team has grown to 27 attorneys in 10 offices across the globe, and is led by William Hutton.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Alejandro Fiuza joins Brown Rudnick's corporate practice group as partner and chairman of the firm's new Latin American practice group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Spoliation, Uncertainty and Sekisui: Why We Need a New Rule 37(e)

Alexander Dahl : Law Technology News : January 07, 2013

At the E-Discovery Institute Leadership Summit, members of the Lawyers for Civil Justice argued for changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for discovery to reduce preservation requirements.

Ex-Dow Lohnes Partners Find New Homes, But Not at Cooley

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Left behind after Cooley announced last month it would pick up 54 lawyers from Dow Lohnes, some partners from the soon-to-be-defunct firm are headed to new Am Law 100 firms in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Among them are Christopher Meazell, who has joined Covington & Burling as special counsel, and Peter Coffman, now a partner at Thompson Hine. The moves come as Dow Lohnes' lobbying unit has put itself up for auction and the remaining lawyers in the firm's Atlanta office evaluate opportunities elsewhere.

Should Regulation Be Privatized?

John H. Walsh : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

If regulators are unable to provide anything except law enforcement, then public policy should consider how to fill government's other, now foregone roles. Is private regulation the answer?

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2013

GrayRobinson merges with trial firm Hirschhorn & Bieber; the former managing partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's Asia practice joins investment bank Moelis & Co.; and Cozen O'Connor launches an international arbitration practice..