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21 Sutherland Practice Areas, 56 Attorneys Named Among Nation’s Best in 2016 Chambers USA

May 27, 2016

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that 21 practices and 56 attorneys at the firm earned recognition in the 2016 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: 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.

Following is a list of the firm’s complete 2016 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings

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
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – District of Columbia 
Tax – District of Columbia 
Banking & Finance – Georgia
Construction – Georgia
Corporate/M&A – Georgia
Energy – Georgia
Intellectual Property – Georgia
Labor & Employment – Georgia
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Real Estate – Georgia
Tax – Georgia
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – New York
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas 
Insurance – Texas 

Attorneys

Alfred G. Adams, Jr. – Real Estate – Georgia
Peter J. Anderson – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Steven B. Boehm – Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Reginald J. Clark – Tax – Georgia
Eric J. Coffill – Tax: State & Local – California
Adam B. Cohen – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – District of Columbia
N. Jerold Cohen – Tax – Georgia; 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: Eastern Region – Nationwide
James R. Dwyer – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – New York
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
Matthew J. Gries – Tax – Georgia
Malvern U. Griffin, III – Intellectual Property – Georgia
Victor P. Haley – Real Estate – Georgia
Thomas C. Herman – Corporate/M&A – Georgia 
D. Clayton Howell – Real Estate – Georgia 
James H. Johnson, Jr. – Intellectual Property – Georgia
James B. Jordan – Real Estate – Georgia
Sheldon M. Kay – Tax – 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
Jerome B. Libin – Tax – District of Columbia; Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
David A. Massey – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide
James R. McGibbon – Antitrust – Georgia
Lino Mendiola III – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas 
Richard P. Noland – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas
Robert D. Owen – Litigation: E-Discovery – Nationwide
Peter G. Pappas – Intellectual Property – Georgia
Robert J. Pile – Corporate/M&A – Georgia
R. Robinson Plowden – Real Estate – Georgia 
Peter C. Quittmeyer – Outsourcing – Nationwide 
Carley A. Roberts – Tax: State & Local – California
Steven L. Roberts – Insurance – Texas
Lisa Alpert Rosen – Real Estate – District of Columbia
Stephen E. Roth – Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Herbert J. Short, Jr. – Energy – Georgia
Cynthia R. Shoss – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide; Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – New York
Marc A. Simonetti – Tax: State & Local – New York
Holly H. Smith – Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide
Michael A. Steinig – Technology & Outsourcing – District of Columbia 
Wade Stribling – Corporate/M&A – Georgia 
Ram C. Sunkara – Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – Nationwide 
Rocco C. Testani – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia 
Eric S. Tresh – Tax – Georgia
Cindy A. Upchurch – Energy – Georgia 
Thomas H. Warren – Energy – Georgia 
William R. Wildman – Construction – Georgia
W. Scott Wright – Tax – Georgia


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 

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