- Class Action Defense
- Financial Services Litigation
- Complex Business Litigation
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- White Collar Defense
- Natural Resources
- Director & Officer Liability
- Consumer Financial Services
- Crisis Management
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Privacy & Data Security
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0140|
|University ||State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude|
|Law School||American University Washington College of Law, J.D. Managing Editor, American University Journal of International Law and Policy|
|Admitted||1988, New York and District of Columbia; 1993, Maryland|
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)
|Born||Brooklyn, New York, August 30, 1962|
Lewis Wiener, an experienced trial attorney with more than 25 years of trial and counseling experience, brings creativity and energy to his representation of corporate entities and individuals in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. Lew heads Sutherland's Financial Services Litigation Team, is co-chair of the firm's TCPA defense practice, and is a member of the firm's executive committee. His extensive civil litigation and trial experience includes serving as class action defense counsel and as arbitration counsel, conducting large internal investigations, handling complex litigation matters, and defending entities in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by government agencies. Lew also represents clients in eminent domain/inverse condemnation, environmental and land-use litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
A former trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Lew draws on his experience representing executive branch agencies to represent clients in court and to advise clients on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters at the federal and state level. While at the Department of Justice, Lew was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of significant litigation matters on behalf of the United States, and he was lead government counsel in the largest class action ever filed against the United States. Lew also serves as pro bono partner for Sutherland's Washington, D.C. office.
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 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 also chairs the investment committee at Norwood School and is a member of the Norwood School Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Washington Hebrew Congregation.
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
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers (2012-2013)
Selected as a Washington, D.C. Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011-2015)
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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Multi-Million Dollar Settlements Prompt Record Filing of TCPA Lawsuits
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Thomas M. Byrne,Ellen M. Dunn,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Lewis S. Wiener, August 18, 2014
High-dollar settlements of class actions filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act appear to have prompted the filing of a record number of new TCPA cases in federal courts nationwide. In the largest TCPA settlement announced to date, on July 29, 2014, a federal court in Illinois...
TCPA Hot Issues: If Consent is Not Forever, What Constitutes Revocation?
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Thomas M. Byrne,Amanda R. Callais,Ellen M. Dunn,Lewis S. Wiener, May 27, 2014
One of the hot issues in pending litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is whether a consumer can revoke consent to receive calls on a cell phone. A number of courts have recently held that a consumer can revoke consent to be contacted by cell phone. Generally, the TCPA...
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