Lee A.
Peifer
Associate

404.853.8182

Lee Peifer represents clients engaged in commercial, employment, and education litigation. He counsels clients on a variety of matters, including corporate governance, professional liability, ERISA, insurance law, whistleblower retaliation, open-government compliance, and constitutional law. For instance, he successfully defended a Fortune 100 company in a shareholder action seeking to block a half-billion-dollar merger and similarly secured the dismissal of two civil-rights lawsuits against a major metropolitan school district. Lee also maintains an active pro bono practice, having obtained favorable settlements for clients in landlord-tenant and wrongful-termination disputes and handled several appeals in state and federal courts.

Before joining Sutherland, Lee participated in the firm’s 2008 Summer Associate Program and clerked for the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, Lee received awards for winning and delivering the best oral argument in the final round of the 80th Annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. As a member of the University of Virginia’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, he helped draft and revise briefs for submission to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Activities

Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Member, Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers
Member, American Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Rice University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Clerkships

Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh 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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