Practice/Industry Group Overview
Litigators comprise almost one-fourth of Sutherland’s attorneys. The strength of our litigation practice has grown steadily for more than eight decades through an unwavering commitment to understanding each client’s unique business objectives and delivering exceptional client service.
The Sutherland Advantage
Our attorneys are frequently singled out by their professional peers for recognition in many of the top legal directories and rankings, including Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark: Litigation and Super Lawyers®. We have tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the nation and have appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and all 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals. We also have extensive experience before federal and state administrative agencies and arbitration panels, including international arbitration fora.
We focus on our clients’ needs and business goals. Knowing the client means that oftentimes obtaining a favorable decision is only part of the victory. We are conscious not only of the expense, but also of the impact litigation can have on a client’s executives and the potential disruption of business operations. Risk management and avoidance are an integral part of our counseling services, and when litigation is unavoidable, we actively work with our clients to plan litigation strategy and to reduce or eliminate additional costs by exploring cost-effective options such as early settlement discussions, mediation or arbitration.
Sutherland represents regional, national and international clients from a broad range of industries, including securities, insurance, energy, construction, manufacturing, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology and defense. Our comprehensive litigation services range from proactive risk assessment and strategy analysis to alternative dispute resolution and determined representation in court.
Highlights from several of the many recent litigation successes we have achieved on behalf of our clients are detailed under Litigation Representative Cases.