Ms. Sutherland has represented clients in business, non-compete , and trade secret litigation across the country, and has obtained and successfully defended temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions across the country.
Ms. Sutherland has also represented several public entities in litigation and counseling roles.
Ms. Sutherland is the Co-Chair of the Duane Morris Non-Compete & Trade Secrets practice group and a member of the Firm’s Trial , Commercial, Securities and Antitrust, and Life Sciences and Biotechnology practices. She is a frequent contributor to the Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog .
•Medical devices and life sciences, with particular experience with implantable device, biologics, and healthcare services companies
•Facilities management services
•Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA
- Partner, 2011-present
- Associate, 2002-2010
- Law Clerk, 2001
•Flott & Co, P.C., Alexandria, VA
- Law Clerk, 2001-2002
•Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, Montgomery County, MD
- Law Clerk, 2000
•Prior to her legal career, Ms. Sutherland managed exports in the paper and chemical industries.
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2015
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Women's Leadership Committee, City Year Philadelphia
•Volunteer, Media Little League
Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Author, Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds No-Hire Provision in Commercial Contract Between Two Businesses Unenforceable in a Case of First Impression , Duane Morris Alert, February 21, 2019
•Regular Contributor, Duane Morris Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Law Blog
•Interviewee, “Q&A: Duane Morris Attorneys Weigh In On Recent Trade Secret Law Trends,” Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, August 16, 2017
•Co-author, “Expert Evidence in the Third Circuit,” published in the American Bar Association’s Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9 (2013), No. 8 (2008), and No. 6 (2003)
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Presenter, “Are You Up-to-Date on Key Provisions and Confidential Information Protections in Term Sheets, MOUs and Letter Agreements?” Duane Morris Commercial Contracts Checkup Series, Webinar, June 21, 2018
•Co-author and presenter, “Before Definitive Agreement- Effective Use of Contract Term Sheets and MOUs/Letter Agreements, and Confidentiality Provisions and Trade Secret Protections,” Contracts Checkup Series Webinar, June 21, 2018
•Co-author and presenter, “Confidentiality Considerations for Board Members and Employees,” Client Board Series, June 20, 2018
•Co-author and presenter, “Non-Compete Agreements: A Sword and A Shield,” Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia Litigation Institute, February 15, 2018
•Co-author and presenter, “Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses,” Client CLE Boot Camp, February 6-7, 2018
•Co-author and presenter, “The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act-One Year Later,” Business Law Institute 2017, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 2017-9849 (2017)
•Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Landlord-Tenant Appellate Mediation Program, Mediator
•Eastern District of Pennsylvania Prisoner Civil Rights Panel, Service as Court-Appointed Counsel
•Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Law School Mentoring Program, Mentor
•Nether Providence Township Zoning Hearing Board, Former Vice Chair and Board Member
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