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Legal Bisnow Names Litigation Associate Brendan Ballard One of Its "30 Under 30"

July 8, 2008

Washington (July 8, 2008) –  Sutherland announces Litigation Associate Brendan Ballard has been selected by Legal Bisnow  as one of its “30 Under 30.”  Legal Bisnow, a newsletter written for law firm and in-house attorneys in the Washington region, recognized 30 Washington attorneys 30 years old or younger with exceptional talent. 

“We congratulate Brendan on this honor.  She deservedly joins a distinguished group of young professionals who represent the next generation of leaders in the legal community,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman

Richard G. Murphy Jr., co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and partner-in-charge of the firm’s D.C. office, added, "Brendan has distinguished herself at every professional level.  Her hard work and dedication to her career, along with her sense of humor, have served her well."

Ms. Ballard is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group.  She worked as a summer associate with Sutherland in 2005 and joined the firm in 2007 as an associate following a clerkship. She handles complex commercial litigation cases, focusing principally on consumer financial issues.  She is involved in a takings case in front of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Ms. Ballard is also involved in the pro bono representation of a client who cooperated with the U.S. military to stem sectarian violence in Iraq and is now seeking asylum in the United States.  Ms. Ballard earned a J.D. from the Washington University School of Law where she was the Associate Editor of the Washington University Law Review.  She earned a B.A., cum laude, in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. 

Prior to joining Sutherland, Ms. Ballard served as a law clerk to the Hon. Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  She also served as a Legal Fellow at the office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Sutherland is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers handling matters in every part of the world. Seven major practice areas — corporate, financial services, energy, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax — provide the framework that contains an extensive range of specialty areas, allowing its lawyers to serve a diverse client base that includes a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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