Robert J.


Bob Pile focuses on business transactions with an emphasis on acquisition and disposition transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic relationships. Bob works with payments and technology companies, particularly with respect to their acquisition programs, joint venture and alliance arrangements, strategic sourcing agreements, technology transfer and licensing arrangements, and services agreements.  He also advises technology and services firms in connection with their most important transactions, relationships, and legal and industry compliance matters.

Bob leads Sutherland’s Payments and Digital Commerce Team and is a member of the firm’s Technology, Outsourcing and Procurement (TOP) team.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Honored with BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2011, 2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Corporate/M&A in Georgia (2013-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mergers and acquisitions law (2007-2017)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Former Chairman, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member and Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Association
Former President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Southeastern Chapter
Former Legal Counsel, Atlanta Bar Foundation

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Senior Managing Editor, Florida Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Stetson University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

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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