Sutherland, formerly known as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, is a law firm that serves clients throughout the world. The firm has been in operation for moir than 80 years. It employs a staff of up to 450 people and maintains offices in Washington and New York, as well as Atlanta and Houston. The firm practices in the areas of financial services, intellectual property, real estate and tax. It serves clients in the aerospace, automotive, defense, construction, education, biotechnology, power and consumer goods industries. The firm handles cases related to construction, education, general business and employment litigations. Sutherland assists clients with mergers and acquisitions.