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 six first rank leading individuals in e-discovery nationally, and reports that he is “‘clearly a leader in the field’ of e-discovery” who is “revered by his clients as ‘a visionary whose knowledge…of e-discovery is top tier’” and is “recognized as ‘a seasoned litigator who has the unique perspective of being both skilled in the law and in technology.’” In addition, he is president of the non-profit Electronic Discovery Institute and a member of Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Innovation Board, which advises Bloomberg on the company’s forthcoming litigation and analytics solutions.
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 (2010-2016)
Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual nationally in the area of Litigation: eDiscovery, Band 1 (2009-2016)
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)
Senior Contributing Editor, 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)
Member, Litigation Advisory Board for Bloomberg Law