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20 Sutherland Practice Areas, 53 Attorneys Named Among Nation's Best in 2012 Chambers USA

June 7, 2012

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (June 7, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that 20 practices and 53 attorneys at the firm earned recognition in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Chambers USA, a leading legal research organization, conducts more than 10,000 national peer and client interviews to rank law firms and lawyers based on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment. The firm achieved national rankings in: Capital Markets: Derivatives; Construction; Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation); Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory; Investment Funds: Registered Funds; Outsourcing; Tax: Controversy; and Tax: Corporate & Finance.

Also this year, Chambers USA identified two Sutherland attorneys as lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field, or “Star Individuals." N. Jerold Cohen was acknowledged in the Tax – Georgia category and Jennifer W. Fletcher in Construction – Georgia.

Sutherland attorneys ranked for the first time in 2012 include: Peter J. Anderson (Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia), Jeffrey A. Friedman (Tax – District of Columbia), Marc A. Simonetti (Tax – New York), and Holly H. Smith (Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Compliance – Nationwide).

Following is a list of the firm’s complete 2012 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings

Capital Markets: Derivatives – Nationwide
Construction – Nationwide
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide
Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Outsourcing – Nationwide
Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
Tax: Corporate & Finance – Nationwide
Tax – District of Columbia
Construction – Georgia
Corporate/M&A – Georgia
Energy – Georgia
Intellectual Property – Georgia
Labor & Employment – Georgia
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Real Estate – Georgia
Tax – Georgia
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded – New York
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas
Insurance – Texas


Alfred G. Adams, Jr. – Real Estate – Georgia
Bert Adams – Corporate/M&A – New York
Peter J. Anderson – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Herbert N. Beller – Tax – District of Columbia
Steven B. Boehm – Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Reginald J. Clark – Tax – Georgia
Adam B. Cohen – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – District of Columbia
N. Jerold Cohen – Tax – Georgia
N. Jerold Cohen – Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
Thomas A. Cullinan – Tax – Georgia
Thomas W. Curvin – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Lee C. Davis – Construction – Georgia
Nikola R. Djuric – Wealth Management – Nationwide
James R. Dwyer – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Illinois
John H. Fleming – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Jennifer W. Fletcher – Construction – Georgia
Peter A. Fozzard – Energy – Georgia
Daniel E. Frank – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Dorothy Black Franzoni – Energy – Georgia
Jeffrey A. Friedman – Tax – District of Columbia
Malvern U. Griffin, III – Intellectual Property – Georgia
H. Edward Hales, Jr. – Real Estate – Georgia
Victor P. Haley – Real Estate – Georgia
James K. Hasson, Jr. – Tax – Georgia
Scott M. Hobby – Outsourcing – Nationwide
Charles F. Hollis, III – Outsourcing – Nationwide
Lisa Combs Jern – Labor & Employment – Georgia
Daniel Johnson – Insurance – Texas
James H. Johnson, Jr. – Intellectual Property – Georgia
James B. Jordan – Real Estate – Georgia
Mark D. Kaufman – Corporate/M&A – Georgia
Michael G. Kerman – Real Estate – Georgia
Catherine M. Krupka – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Cynthia M. Krus – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – District of Columbia
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy – Labor & Employment – Georgia
Jerome B. Libin – Tax – District of Columbia
Jerome B. Libin – Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
David A. Massey – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide
F. Barry McCabe – Construction – Georgia
Keith R. McCrea – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
James R. McGibbon – Antitrust – Georgia
Richard P. Noland – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Nationwide
Robert D. Owen – Litigation: E-Discovery – Nationwide
Peter G. Pappas – Intellectual Property – Georgia
Carley A. Roberts – Tax: State & Local – California
Steven L. Roberts – Insurance – Texas
Stephen E. Roth – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide
Stephen E. Roth – Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Herbert J. Short, Jr. – Energy – Georgia
Cynthia R. Shoss – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – New York
Douglas L. Siegler – Wealth Management: Eastern Region – Nationwide
Marc A. Simonetti – Tax – New York
Holly H. Smith – Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide
Giovanna T. Sparagna – Tax – District of Columbia
William R. Wildman – Construction – Georgia
W. Scott Wright – Tax – Georgia

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. 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, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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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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