John H.
Fleming
Partner

404.853.8065

In his more than three decades of experience as a commercial litigator, John has represented clients—both plaintiffs and defendants—in state and federal courts, focusing on complex business litigation that includes securities, tax, professional liability, intellectual property and major litigation involving insurance companies. His diverse background also serves him well as an arbitrator and an advocate in alternative dispute resolution forums.

John has twice served as Practice Group Leader of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group. Named to The Best Lawyers of America in the area of bet-the-company litigation (2005-2013), John has represented (among others) major automobile manufacturing, hotel, brokerage and insurance companies. In addition, John now heads the firm's pro bono efforts. Before joining Sutherland, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Irving Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. John also taught for five years as an adjunct professor in the Pretrial Litigation course at Emory University Law School.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of general commercial litigation (2003-2016)

Selected as a Georgia Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2010-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-2016)

Professional Activities

Board Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Board Member, Atlanta International Arbitration Society

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, Senior Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • B.A., Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Clerkships

Honorable Irving Goldberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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