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Atlanta – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Litigation Partner Kristin B. Wilhelm has been chosen as the honoree for the Anti-Defamation League 2008 Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." The ADL Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award is presented to an attorney practicing in metro Atlanta who has gone above and beyond his/her legal practice in furtherance of ADL's steadfast mission to seek justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike.
"Kristin's work on the Guantanamo Bay case and her travels to work with the men of Guantanamo set her apart from the others. The committee could easily understand her commitment to the fair treatment and wellbeing of those citizens," said Meghan Mucklow, Development Director of ADL's Southeast Region.
Ms. Wilhelm represents six men from Yemen and has traveled to Guantanamo to meet with her clients on more than ten occasions. Additionally, Ms. Wilhelm traveled to Yemen to meet with her clients' families and regularly speaks with her clients' families to update them on the case and their loved ones' situations in Guantanamo.
Ms. Wilhelm focuses her practice in the areas of professional liability, insurance and class actions. She has represented Big Four accounting firms and national law firms in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Her insurance defense practice has focused on representing one of the largest insurance companies in class actions and extra-contractual litigation in state and federal courts throughout the Southeast.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm 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 with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington. For further information about the firm, please visit www.sutherland.com.