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.
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