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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

Emory Law Announces Civil Rights Professorship Named for John Lewis

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

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

Information Governance Mitigates the Risk of Spoliation Sanctions

Chris DiMarco : Law Technology News : April 20, 2015

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

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

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

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

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

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

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

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

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

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

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

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

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

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

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

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

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

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

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

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

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

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

Cahill Taps Cadwalader for Securities Enforcement Head

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

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

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

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

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

Family Claims Former Sutherland Partner Took $60 Million

Greg Land : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

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

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Lawyer in Courthouse Shooting Looks Back as Tenth Anniversary Approaches

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 27, 2015

Richard Robbins saw the judge and the court reporter shot dead. When the shooter looked at him, Robbins ran. Here is the rest of his story.

Lawyer Who Won $175K in Sanctions From Sutherland Brings New Suit

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Sutherland's managing partner Mark Wasserman, (above), said the firm would fight “the unsupported, outrageous and defamatory allegations.”

Ex-Atlantan, Ambassador Heads to Reed Smith in NY

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Former U.S. ambassador to Singapore David Adelman has left Goldman Sachs for a partnership at Reed Smith to help the law firm develop its Asia practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

Investment Adviser Association Invests in a New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 17, 2015

Robert Grohowski has been appointed the organization's next general counsel.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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  • - Billing Rates
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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: 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

Emory Law Announces Civil Rights Professorship Named for John Lewis

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

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

Information Governance Mitigates the Risk of Spoliation Sanctions

Chris DiMarco : Law Technology News : April 20, 2015

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

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

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

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

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

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

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

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

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

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

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

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

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

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

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

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

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

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Legal Aid Seeks to Raise $145K to Finish Building

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

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

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

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

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

Cahill Taps Cadwalader for Securities Enforcement Head

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

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

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

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

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

Family Claims Former Sutherland Partner Took $60 Million

Greg Land : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

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

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Lawyer in Courthouse Shooting Looks Back as Tenth Anniversary Approaches

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 27, 2015

Richard Robbins saw the judge and the court reporter shot dead. When the shooter looked at him, Robbins ran. Here is the rest of his story.

Lawyer Who Won $175K in Sanctions From Sutherland Brings New Suit

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Sutherland's managing partner Mark Wasserman, (above), said the firm would fight “the unsupported, outrageous and defamatory allegations.”

Ex-Atlantan, Ambassador Heads to Reed Smith in NY

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 26, 2015

Former U.S. ambassador to Singapore David Adelman has left Goldman Sachs for a partnership at Reed Smith to help the law firm develop its Asia practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

Investment Adviser Association Invests in a New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 17, 2015

Robert Grohowski has been appointed the organization's next general counsel.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.