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.
Represented 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 (2015-2017)
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) (2014-2016)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of venture capital law (2012-2017)
Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011-2017)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of technology: outsourcing (2016)
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)