David advises clients throughout the United States and assists with litigation in foreign countries involving trading disputes, contract, insurance, admiralty, customs, banking, regulatory and related matters. He counsels clients with respect to the purchase, sale, finance, transportation and production of bulk physical commodities including crude oil and oil products, grains and feeds, coffee, coal, metals, minerals, ores and concentrates.
He has participated in many bench and jury trials as well numerous arbitrations and has served as a party-selected and tribunal-appointed arbitrator.
Sutherland represents Noble Americas in arbitration against CITGO Petroleum.
Defends against allegations of contamination or threatened contamination of groundwater from the use of gasoline additive MTBE.
Defended an international natural gas trading company against claims for indemnification and contribution in an underpayment of royalty case.
Member, Litigation Section and International Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and International Section, New York State Bar Association