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16 Sutherland Practice Areas, 59 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2016 Legal 500 United States

June 16, 2016

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 16 practice areas and 59 attorneys have been ranked in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Legal 500 is a comprehensive survey of legal service providers. For more than 25 years, the series has provided feedback on law firms from more than 100 countries.

Also this year, Legal 500 named three Sutherland partners to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list. N. Jerold Cohen was recognized in the Tax – U.S. Taxes: Contentious category, Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher was recognized in Real Estate and Construction – Construction, and Wade H. Stribling was recognized in M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m).

The firm received national rankings in:

Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes (previously called Commercial Litigation)
Finance – Capital Markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Finance – Financial Services: Regulatory
Industry Focus – Energy: Regulatory
Industry Focus – Energy: Renewable/Alternative
Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Insurance: Non-contentious
Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m)
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Outsourcing
Real Estate and Construction – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate
Tax – International Tax
Tax – U.S. Taxes: Contentious (previously called Tax Controversy)
Tax – U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious (previously called Domestic Tax)

The attorneys recognized in their field include:

Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
Michael R. Nelson
Amelia Toy Rudolph
Rocco E. Testani

Finance – Capital Markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Steven B. Boehm
Cynthia M. Krus
Harry S. Pangas

Finance – Financial Services: Regulatory
Steven B. Boehm
Clifford E. Kirsch
Susan S. Krawczyk
Stephen E. Roth
Cynthia R. Shoss

Industry Focus – Energy: Regulatory
Paul F. Forshay
Daniel E. Frank
Catherine M. Krupka

Industry Focus – Energy: Renewable/Alternative
Dorothy Black Franzoni
David M. McCullough
Madeleine M. L. Tan
Thomas H. Warren

Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
Dorothy Black Franzoni
Herbert J. Short, Jr.
Ram C. Sunkara

Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas
Benjamin Rajabi
Herbert J. Short, Jr.
Ram C. Sunkara

Industry Focus – Insurance: Non-contentious
James R. Dwyer
Dodie C. Kent
David A. Massey
Stephen E. Roth
Cynthia R. Shoss

Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Adam B. Cohen
Alice Murtos
Vanessa A. Scott
W. Mark Smith

M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m)
Bert Adams
Matthew Block
Robert E. Copps
William S. Dudzinsky, Jr.
James R. Dwyer
Thomas C. Herman
Cynthia M. Krus
Robert J. Pile
Marc A. Rawls
Michael Steinig
Wade H. Stribling
David A. Zimmerman

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Outsourcing
Peter C. Quittmeyer

Real Estate and Construction – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Lawrence Dany
Lee C. Davis
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher

Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate
John W. Benson
Victor P. Haley
D. Clayton Howell
James B. Jordan
R. Robinson Plowden
Lisa Alpert Rosen

Tax – International Tax
Robert S. Chase II
Jerome B. Libin
Aaron M. Payne
W. Mark Smith

Tax – U.S. Taxes: Contentious
N. Jerold Cohen
Thomas A. Cullinan
Jerome B. Libin
W. Mark Smith
Eric S. Tresh

Tax – U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious
Reginald J. Clark
Jeffrey A. Friedman
Jerome B. Libin
Ellen McElroy
Hanish S. Patel
Amy F. Nogid
W. Mark Smith
Eric S. Tresh


ABOUT SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 400 lawyers across seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Sutherland (Europe) LLP in London and Geneva. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is a limited liability partnership and is registered in England and Wales with registered number OC348198. Its registered office is at Marble Quay, St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1UH. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page. A list of the members of Sutherland (Europe) LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.

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