Gail L. Westover: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Gail L. Westover

Gail Westover
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Energy Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Construction
  • Labor & Employment
  • Retirement Products & Services
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Nuclear
  • Insurance
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0353
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Cornell University, B.S.
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude Article and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review
Admitted1997, Maryland; 1998, District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member, Foundation Board, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Co-chair, Golf Classic, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (2008)

BornHudson, New York, January 9, 1968

Gail Westover advocates for clients in federal and state court litigation and arbitration. In more than 15 years, she has gained experience in energy, employment, ERISA, insurance, financial services, intellectual property, construction, and general commercial contract disputes.

Gail has extensive trial and pre-trial experience, including managing all aspects of discovery, pre-trial motions and preparing executives and experts for testimony in complex cases involving millions of dollars and potential criminal consequences. Gail is currently an integral part of the team representing an international drilling contractor in one of the most significant environmental liability cases in the history of the United States. Previously Gail secured a $38 million jury verdict for her client in a trade secret misappropriation case against a major pharmaceutical company. She understands that success measures differ in every matter, and partners with clients to effectively and efficiently resolve disputes.

Gail appears in trials and hearings before state and federal courts in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. She has also conducted arbitrations in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New York.

Selected Experience

Sutherland client wins a $38 million verdict in a misappropriation of trade secrets case.
Served as lead counsel in the BP oil spill litigation and guided the drilling contractor through crisis management and regulatory issues following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Secured a $16 million remediation award for Westinghouse in a series of arbitrations related to a seller's obligations to remediate radioactive contamination.


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“White Collar” Exemptions Defined and Delimited
Thomas R. Bundy,Bonnie R. Burke,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Gail L. Westover, July 9, 2015
On June 30, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees.”1 This NPRM...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screenings Not Compensable Under FLSA
Thomas R. Bundy,Lisa M. Haldar,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Gail L. Westover, January 14, 2015
On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that warehouse employees had stated a claim for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for time spent undergoing an antitheft...
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Gail L. Westover

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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