- Intellectual Property
- IP Licensing & Transfers
- Outsourcing & Procurement
- Digital Economy
- Cybersecurity & Privacy
- Payments & E-Commerce
- Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
- Private Equity
- Private Investment Funds
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Media & Telecommunications Transactions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 404.853.8186|
|University ||University of Virginia, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa; Echols Scholar; National Merit Scholar; Order of the Coif|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.; Member, Virginia Law Review|
Georgia Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG), Georgia Technology Authority (2002-2014)
First Vice-Chairman and General Counsel of the Arthritis Foundation, Georgia Chapter (2006-2008)
Member, Board of Directors, Community Life Concepts, Inc. (2005-2009)
|Born||Charlottesville, Virginia, October 9, 1957|
Peter Quittmeyer is one of the pioneers in the field of software licensing and computer law. He is nationally recognized for his work with technology transactions, including outsourcing and service transactions, domestic and international licensing and distribution, asset transfers and software disputes. His practice includes both transactions and client counseling.
Peter focuses on procurement, supply chain and e-commerce, including manufacturing, supply, distribution, web marketing and compliance. He is the principal author of one of the leading treatises in the field of computers, software and information technology. Peter handles mergers and acquisitions, ranging from small to multibillion dollar transactions, and venture capital transactions-on both the issuer and investor side-primarily involving technology-based and biotech businesses. According to clients, Peter has “very good industry knowledge” and is “an excellent negotiator who is highly prepared and skilled at grasping the subtleties of a transaction” (Chambers USA 2014).
He has, for several decades, been a leading authority on Georgia's no-compete and trade secret laws. Peter also serves as an expert witness regarding trade practices in the software industry in court and arbitration cases.
Sutherland is lead U.S. corporate and IP counsel for IPO on the London AIM.
Sutherland helps establish international joint venture for development and distribution of pesticide-resistant seed.
Sutherland represents financial institution in creating multi-year license and services arrangement with leading payment card network.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers Global: World's Leading Lawyers in the area of outsourcing (2015)
Both Peter and Sutherland's Technology, Outsourcing and Procurement Group are recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of outsourcing(nationwide) (2014-2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of venture capital law (2012-2015)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011-2015)
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