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Five Sutherland Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”; 82 Lawyers Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2015

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that five partners have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year" in their respective fields by The Best Lawyers in America, and 82 attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become a nationally recognized guide to legal counsel. The publication annually ranks attorneys after a national survey involving more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The 2016 Sutherland “Lawyers of the Year” are:

Steven B. Boehm, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Reginald J. Clark, Tax Law
Thomas W. Curvin, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
John H. Fleming, Bet-the-Company Litigation
Sheldon M. Kay, Litigation and Controversy – Tax

This year’s 82 attorneys recognized as leaders in their field include:

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Bruce M. Bettigole
Lino Mendiola III

Admiralty and Maritime Law
Steven L. Roberts

Banking and Finance Law
B. Knox Dobbins

Bet-the-Company Litigation
John H. Fleming

Biotechnology Law
Kevin W. King

Commercial Litigation
Thomas M. Byrne
John H. Fleming
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy
Robert D. Owen
Amelia Toy Rudolph
W. Scott Sorrels

Construction Law
Lee C. Davis
Jennifer W. Fletcher
W. Henry Parkman
William R. Wildman

Corporate Law
Steven B. Boehm
Charles D. Ganz
James L. Henderson, III
Thomas C. Herman
Thomas B. Hyman, Jr.
Mark D. Kaufman
John B. Miller
Mark D. Wasserman

Derivatives and Futures Law
James M. Cain
Warren N. Davis

Employment Law—Management
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Education Law
Rocco E. Testani

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Adam B. Cohen
W. Mark Smith
Carol A. Weiser

Energy Law
James M. Bushee
Dorothy B. Franzoni
James E. Guy
Lino Mendiola III
Richard P. Noland
James A. Orr
Herbert J. Short, Jr.
Thomas H. Warren

Energy Regulatory Law
Michael S. Bradley

Environmental Law
James A. Thompson, Jr.

Insurance Law
Thomas W. Curvin
James R. Dwyer
Cynthia R. Shoss

International Trade and Finance Law
Mark D. Herlach

Leisure and Hospitality Law
H. Edward Hales, Jr.

Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants
Thomas W. Curvin
John H. Fleming

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity
Bert Adams
B. Knox Dobbins
Wade H. Stribling

Litigation—Banking and Finance
Peter J. Anderson
Thomas M. Byrne

Litigation Construction
Lee C. Davis
Jennifer W. Fletcher
J. Dean Marshall Jr.
W. Henry Parkman
William R. Wildman

Litigation—Intellectual Property
Ann G. Fort
Daniel J. Warren

Litigation—Labor and Employment
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Litigation—Patent
Daniel J. Warren

Litigation—Real Estate
Thomas M. Byrne

Litigation—Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Peter J. Anderson

Litigation Securities
Peter J. Anderson
Bruce M. Bettigole
Neil S. Lang
S. Lawrence Polk
Brian L. Rubin
W. Scott Sorrels

Litigation and Controversy—Tax
Herbert N. Beller
William H. Bradley
N. Jerold Cohen
Sheldon M. Kay
Jerome B. Libin
Daniel R. McKeithen
Giovanna T. Sparagna
W. Scott Wright

Mergers and Acquisitions
Bert Adams
Thomas C. Herman
Mark D. Kaufman
Robert J. Pile
Herbert J. Short, Jr.

Mutual Funds Law
Steven B. Boehm
Stephen E. Roth

Non-profit/Charities Law
Matthew J. Gries

Patent Law
Kevin W. King
Peter G. Pappas

Personal Injury Litigation
Steven L. Roberts

Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Steven B. Boehm

Project Finance Law
Peter A. Fozzard

Public Finance Law
Matthew W. Nichols

Real Estate Law
Alfred G. Adams Jr.
H. Edward Hales Jr.
Victor P. Haley
D. Clayton Howell
James B. Jordan
Michael G. Kerman
Haynes R. Roberts
William G. Rothschild

Securities/Capital Markets Law
Steven B. Boehm

Securities Regulation
Peter J. Anderson
Bruce M. Bettigole
Steven B. Boehm
Neil S. Lang
Brian L. Rubin

Tax Law
Herbert N. Beller
Reginald J. Clark
N. Jerold Cohen
Thomas A. Gick
Matthew J. Gries
Jerome B. Libin
Daniel R. McKeithen
Michael R. Miles
Clifford E. Muller
Giovanna T. Sparagna
W. Scott Wright
H. Karl Zeswitz Jr.

Timber Law
Victor P. Haley
Daniel R. McKeithen
Haynes R. Roberts

Trusts and Estates
Nikola R. Djuric
Charles D. Hurt Jr.
Douglas L. Siegler
Larry J. White

Utilities Law
Peter A. Fozzard
Dorothy B. Franzoni

Venture Capital Law
Peter C. Quittmeyer
Wade H. Stribling


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