Mark Robertson, former assistant general counsel and senior vice president at Hilton Worldwide, has joined the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as partner.

Robertson spent 17 years in Hilton's legal department, ultimately serving as the senior legal representative for the company. During his time there, he was responsible for establishing and overseeing information technology outsourcing agreements. He also had oversight of joint ventures; new ventures; antitrust and competition; marketing, global branding and public relations; crisis management; legal compliance; internet distribution; sales; mergers and acquisitions; and franchising and development.