Robert D.
Owen
Partner

212.389.5090

Bob Owen has decades of commercial litigation experience in New York and around the country. A nationally recognized adviser to financial services, energy and technology companies, Bob is known for efficient, creative and early dispute resolution. He has handled hundreds of cases before federal and state courts and arbitration panels throughout the United States. His accomplishments as a trial lawyer are recognized by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy which has invited him to teach trial skills at its flagship national program in Boulder, Colorado (seven times) and at many of its regional programs.

Partner in Charge of Sutherland's New York office, Bob is also a nationally recognized authority in e-discovery, managing the costs and risks that e-discovery now adds to the litigation calculus. Chambers consistently rates him as one of five first rank leading individuals in e-discovery nationally, and reports that he is “‘clearly a leader in the field’ of e-discovery” and “an experienced litigator who is commended as a ‘strong defender of corporate interests and corporate rights in the area of e-discovery.’” In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Advanced Institute for eDiscovery and president of the non-profit Electronic Discovery Institute.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Star, one of 318 client-nominated honorees nationally (2011)

Recognized by Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual nationally in the area of Litigation: eDiscovery, Band 1 (2010-2013)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual nationally in the area of Litigation: eDiscovery, Band 1 (2009-2014)

Professional Activities

President, Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI)
Board Member, Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute
Conference co-chair, The Sedona Conference Complex Litigation Conference on “The Future of Civil Litigation,” Phoenix (April 8-9, 2010)
Conference Chairman, The Masters Conference: “Security, Privacy and Compliance Within Corporate Litigation,” Washington, D.C. (October 3-5, 2011)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Law Technology News, American Law Media publication (2010 to present)
Member, Working Group 1 (Managing Information and Records in the Electronic Age), The Sedona Conference
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Council (Second Circuit)

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., Northwestern University
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
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