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Lewis S. Wiener Recognized With Excellence in Alumni Service Award by SUNY Albany

February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Lewis S. Wiener, who heads Sutherland’s Financial Services Litigation Team and serves as a member of the firm's executive committee, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Alumni Service Award from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).

“Lew has been an incredibly loyal and effective volunteer in so many capacities for both the College and the University, and this award is a recognition for all that he has done and continues to do,” said David L. Rousseau, PhD, Dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at SUNY Albany.  “His leadership and wise counsel have been critical to our efforts to build outstanding academic programs, conduct innovative research, and engage our community.”

The award is given annually to alumni and friends of the university in recognition for their outstanding achievements and service to the university and community. Mr. Wiener received his B.A., cum laude, from SUNY Albany. He and his fellow recipients will receive their awards at a gala on May 3, 2014.

“We commend Lew for his dedication to his alma mater and to the community,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark Wasserman. “We are honored that he is being recognized among these recipients who have given so selflessly of their time and talents.”

Mr. Wiener is a corporate defense attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing banks, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, insurance companies and related entities and individuals in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. His extensive civil litigation and trial experience includes serving as class action defense counsel, arbitration counsel, conducting large internal investigations, handling complex litigation matters and defending entities in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by government agencies. A former trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, he serves as pro bono partner for Sutherland’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Wiener earned his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law.

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.

Strategically located in the state capital of New York, the University at Albany, State University of New York is an internationally recognized public research institution that brings “The World Within Reach” to more than 17,300 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The varied perspectives and life experiences of a student body and faculty that represent more than 100 nations provide a diversity that enriches learning.

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