HOUSTON (April 7, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces it received the Highest Total Per Capita Award for the United Way of Greater Houston’s Law Firm Initiative for the firm’s per capita giving in 2009-2010. The Houston Law Firm Initiative raised more than $3,000,000 this year for the second year in a row.
“Sutherland is committed to our community and the United Way Law Firm Initiative is a fantastic opportunity for law firms to get involved in a substantial and meaningful way," said Paul B. Turner, Co-Partner in Charge of the Houston office, who also served as the firm’s campaign chair for the initiative. “We look forward to our ongoing relationship with the United Way and will continue to look for effective ways to support our community."
United Way of Greater Houston’s Law Firm Initiative was created in 2002 to enhance awareness and increase donations by Houston’s law firms, lawyers and their staff members. Since its inception, the Law Firm Initiative has raised more than $12 million for the Houston community and has become the model program for United Way America’s other chapters.
In addition to the firm’s commitment to programs that support the community at large, Sutherland gives generously of its time, talent and resources by regularly participating in local charity events and working with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides pro bono legal services to low-income men and women of Harris County, Texas, and promotes volunteerism among the legal community.
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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.