Michael Steinig advises clients in complex information technology and business process outsourcing transactions; software licensing, maintenance and development agreements; internet-related and other technology-based service agreements; and strategic procurements. He represents clients in their most critical strategic initiatives, ranging from global transactions by multinational corporations to the core business deals of early stage start-up companies. Michael advises on agreements that often deliver millions of dollars in savings, improved service capability and increased business agility for his clients.

Michael serves not only as primary legal counsel, but also as a lead commercial advisor, structuring and negotiating scope, pricing and all other commercial aspects of his deals. He advises on all phases of the transaction life cycle, including analyzing client operations, developing sourcing strategies, selecting suppliers, providing post-transaction support, and counseling on contract and relationship disputes. 

Michael serves as secretary on the board of directors of the American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals. Prior to joining Sutherland, Michael was a partner in the global sourcing group in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of technology and outsourcing (2015-2016)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of outsourcing (2013) and mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2016)

Professional Activities

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Secretary, Board of Directors, American Humane Association

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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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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