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Lewis Sutton

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Lewis L. Sutton is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Corporate & Securities practice group in Chicago. Prior to joining the Firm, Lewis was a property law teaching assistant and a senior editor of the Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review. Lewis has also spent time in Asia providing consulting services for a large supply-chain company.

Practice Focus

Lewis advises multinational companies on global and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate and supply chain restructurings, and pre- and post-transaction integrations. He also advises public companies on SEC reporting obligations and corporate governance issues.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Gebr. Knauf KG on its USD 7 billion acquisition of USG Corporation
  • Advised Hultafors Group AB on its acquisition of Johnson Level & Tool
  • Advised Lidl US on its acquisition of Best Market
  • Advised Servier on its acquisition of Shire's global oncology business for USD 2.4 billion
  • Advised Knauf Insulation on the sale of its Silvercote business to Distribution International, Inc.

Professional Honors

The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 in Illinois, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity


  • Illinois~United States (2017)


  • Howard University School of Law (JD) (2017)
  • Howard University (MBA) (2017)
  • Southern Illinois University (BA) (2012)


  • English