Mark D.


Mark Herlach is an international lawyer with a practice focus on energy and international business. With deep experience in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Mark represents a broad range of clients, including corporations, governments, and high-technology companies. He has guided clients in a broad range of complex matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and export control, import relief, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. Mark advises on cross-border transactions, foreign investment, government policy, international trade, and privacy matters.

A member of Sutherland’s Energy Practice Group, Practice Leader of Sutherland's Cybersecurity and Privacy team and Chair of our Nuclear Energy team, Mark works with clients on international trade, global compliance practices, energy policy, and clean energy technologies. He has played a leading role in resolving some of the most significant and challenging international trade disputes, involving such key products as automobiles, semiconductors, steel, and uranium. Before joining Sutherland, Mark was a partner in a major international law firm based in New York.

Mark frequently speaks on energy, international trade and privacy issues from a national and global perspective. He represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the U.S. International Trade Commission, and federal agencies and courts throughout the country.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of international trade and finance law (2016)

Professional Activities

Member of the Board and Chair, Energy and Environment Committee, British American Business Association (BABA)
Binational Panelist, Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement
Member, Advisory Board, North American Free Trade & Investment Report
Member of the Board, International Nuclear Law Association
Member, Lawyer’s Committee, Nuclear Energy Institute
Former Chair, Annual Conference on International Trade sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center
Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Note Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • B.A., with honors, Stanford University

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a 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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