Lewis S. Wiener: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Lewis S. Wiener

Lew S. Wiener
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Appellate
  • White Collar Defense
  • Environmental
  • Natural Resources
  • Construction
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0140
Fax: 202-637-3593
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolAmerican University Washington College of Law, J.D. Managing Editor, American University Journal of International Law and Policy
Admitted1988, New York and District of Columbia; 1993, Maryland

Professional Activities

President (2014), President-Elect (2013), Secretary (2012), Treasurer (2004-2011) and Past President (2002), U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Judicially appointed member, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council (appointed by then-Chief Judge Lawrence Baskir (2001-2004); reappointed by then-Chief Judge Edward Damich (2004-2009);reappointed by Chief Judge Emily Hewitt (2009-present)
Member, Board of Trustees/Board of Directors, State University of New York at Albany, The University at Albany Foundation, Inc. (2011-present)
Co-chair, Advisory Board, State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College (2004-2011)
Co-chair (2013-2015), Board of Directors, Washington D.C. Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (2003-present)
Member, Maryland Attorney General's Environmental Policy Advisory Board (2008-present)
Member, Board of Trustees, The Norwood School (Bethesda, Maryland) (2011-present)
Member, Board of Directors, Washington D.C. Hebrew Congregation (2012-present)

BornBrooklyn, New York, August 30, 1962

Lewis Wiener, an experienced trial and appellate attorney with three decades of trial and counseling experience represents a broad array of clients in state, federal and appellate court litigation throughout the United States. Lew heads Sutherland's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation Group, co-chairs Sutherland's TCPA practice and is a member of the firm's executive committee. His extensive litigation and trial experience includes serving as class action defense counsel, conducting large internal investigations, handling complex litigation matters, and representing entities in litigation brought by and against the federal government. Lew also represents clients in eminent domain/inverse condemnation environmental and land-use litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

A former senior trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Lew draws on his experience representing executive branch agencies to represent and advise clients on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters at the federal and state level. While at the Department of Justice, Lew was selected by the Attorney General to serve as lead government counsel in the largest class action ever filed against the United States. He was also twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of significant litigation matters on behalf of the United States.

Lew holds prominent leadership positions in national and local organizations including serving as co-chair of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, as two-time president of the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York at Albany. Lew is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Norwood School in Bethesda, MD where he chairs the investment committee and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Washington Hebrew Congregation. Lew also serves as pro bono partner for Sutherland's Washington, D.C. office.

Selected Experience

Sutherland defeats class certification in California case alleging misconduct and unfair competition in consumer lending.

Sutherland represents GenOn Mid-Atlantic in constitutional challenge to Montgomery County, Maryland carbon dioxide emissions tax assessment.

Sutherland brokers a precedent-setting settlement regarding the dredging practices of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Madison / Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers (2012-2015)

Selected as a Washington, D.C. Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011-2016)

Recipient, Washington Lawyers' Committee , Outstanding Achievement Award in the area of disability rights (2007, 2011)

Recipient, Golden Eagle Award for sustained and exemplary service to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2004)

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A Band-Aid Remedy?: New TCPA Rules for the Healthcare Industry
Thomas M. Byrne,Juan C. Garcia,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Rocco E. Testani,Lewis S. Wiener, August 12, 2015
Companies in the healthcare industry, along with virtually every consumer-facing business, are adjusting to the impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 10, 2015 Order resolving more than 20 petitions seeking clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)....

Supreme Court Holds Dismissal of Individual Case in MDL Proceedings Is Immediately Appealable
James R. McGibbon,Robert D. Owen,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Lewis S. Wiener, February 13, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held today in Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp., No. 13-1174, that an order disposing of an individual case previously consolidated with other cases for multidistrict litigation (MDL) pretrial proceedings is a final appealable decision under 28 U.S.C. § 1291.

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Lewis S. Wiener

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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