Practice Areas & Industries: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


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Sutherland’s corporate attorneys serve the breadth of public and private companies in virtually every industry, with nearly every type of transaction.

Sutherland helps clients understand the full range of business law, enabling them to grow and thrive. We constantly monitor the economic, regulatory and legislative environment so we can guide clients to new opportunities while minimizing risk. We represent both public and private companies in virtually every type of transaction, and our client list runs the gamut of industries.

Sutherland works with clients to raise billions in public and private capital. Our attorneys address practically every corporate legal need, including general corporate advice, finance, mergers, acquisitions and other transformative transactions, corporate governance and compliance in an evolving regulatory environment. We work seamlessly with attorneys in the firm’s other practice areas to meet our clients’ business objectives, allowing clients to benefit from attorneys knowledgeable in each industry's opportunities, hurdles and pitfalls. We oversee complex transactions and matters, and we bring a collaborative, integrated approach to solving problems.

We serve clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 200 companies. Our clients include insurers, financial institutions, investment companies, mutual funds, underwriters, broker-dealers as well as in industries as diverse as energy, e-commerce, communications, retail, franchising, manufacturing, hospitality, health care, mining and aerospace and defense.

Why Sutherland
Strength of a full-service firm. When our clients need a comprehensive approach, our corporate attorneys draw on the extensive knowledge of their colleagues in other practice areas, including tax, intellectual property, real estate, antitrust, executive compensation, employee benefits and litigation. We cultivate a collaborative approach in order to meet all of our clients’ needs in an efficient, proactive and thorough way.

Sophisticated understanding. Our Derivatives and Structured Products practice expanded in response to clients’ demands for sophisticated and market-sensitive advice. We are at the forefront of the derivatives markets, particularly on issues related to the changing regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Signature experience. While we work with clients in many different industries, our depth is especially strong with energy, financial services, banking and financial institutions.

Range. We regularly represent clients in mergers & acquisitions, international trade, derivatives and structured products, private capital, securities and corporate governance, outsourcing and e-commerce. We advise businesses on everything from transformative transactions to finance to everyday corporate governance matters and representation of boards of directors.

Global reach. We represent a diverse group of international corporations on a range of issues, including investments by U.S. companies abroad and by foreign companies in the United States, as well as in resolving trade disputes. We advise clients on how U.S. laws, including export control law, antitrust law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, provide extensive regulation of international business.

Tailored approach. We work with clients to meet all of their business needs, whatever those needs may be. We can work as an extension of legal departments, as retained corporate counsel, co-counsel or in whatever configuration the situation requires.

In-house and regulatory experience. Many of our lawyers have served within in-house legal departments and regulatory agencies, including at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing valuable perspective to our clients.

Nuts and Bolts
Our corporate work extends across a range of practices, including:

  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Outsourcing & Software Implementation Arrangements
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Business Development Companies
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Investment Adviser
  • Mutual Funds
  • Retirement Products & Services
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Private Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • International & International Trade

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Sutherland provides clients with practical experience and legal knowledge on nearly every type of business and corporate matter. Our attorneys focus on finding creative and business-oriented solutions to our clients’ concerns.

Selected Experience
Sutherland assists Farm Credit System with range of corporate work.
Our attorneys advise the client on strategic planning, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure, corporate governance, public subsidiary leasing, global bond and discount offerings, investment by Farm Credit System Banks in the preferred stock of Farmer Mac, bank holding company and TARP and software agreements.

Sutherland advises Oglethorpe Power Corporation in an acquisition worth more than half-a-billion dollars.
Sutherland represented the client in its acquisition of Murray I and Murray II LLC, a power company that owns two combined cycle facilities in Georgia. The deal was worth $529 million.

Sutherland guides large publicly traded private equity fund through numerous transactions.
Our attorneys represented Allied Capital Corporation, a $5 billion NYSE-listed business development company, in billions of dollars’ worth of transactions over fifteen years, including its stock-for-stock merger with Ares Capital Corporation.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Incentive Compensation for Employees: Instead of Increasing Banks' Bottom Lines, These Arrangements May Increase the Risk of Fines
Peter J. Anderson,Sarah Q. Chaudhry,Meghana D. Shah,W. Scott Sorrels,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, October 27, 2016
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently issued guidance to regulated banking institutions (Institutions) prohibiting them from implementing incentive-based compensation programs unless these programs are accompanied by appropriate mechanisms designed to prevent employees...

When Outside Compliance Monitors May Be a Blessing: Companies Subjected to Corporate Integrity Agreements May Be Undone by Rogue Employees
Peter J. Anderson,Sarah Q. Chaudhry,W. Scott Sorrels,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, October 12, 2016
Companies face ever-increasing pressures to implement mechanisms designed to prevent or effectively address employee malfeasance. (We’ve previously addressed the increased prevalence of companies terminating employees who refuse to cooperate with investigations undertaken in response to...

DHS to Clarify Liability Protections for Companies Sharing Cyber-threat Indicators
, May 24, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intends to issue revised guidance that will clarify liability protections for companies sharing cyber-threat indicators among themselves, and will reissue guidance on information sharing with non-federal entities under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. DHS...