Lara Sutherlin

Lara Sutherlin is the Administrator of the Division of Trade and Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). She is an attorney with extensive experience in complex litigation, having worked 13 years for the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Consumer Protection Unit. As an Assistant Attorney General, she was the lead Wisconsin attorney for numerous multistate investigations and cases against multinational pharmaceutical companies, regarding the off-label marketing of prescription drugs. She was also on the litigation team for the State of Wisconsin’s Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP) cases against a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to joining the DOJ, she practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she specialized in wage-and-hour class actions, and she clerked in Iowa for then United States District Court Judge Michael Melloy. She is a frequent trainer and presenter on consumer protection matters both locally and nationally.

Among her other volunteer activities, she is the co-founder of the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Loan Debt, Inc., an organization designed to positively impact the student debt landscape in Wisconsin, and a trainer for the Anti-Human Trafficking Program with Lawyers Without Borders.