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Sutherland Associate Evie Hightower Selected as One of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

July 8, 2015

ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Associate Evie M. Hightower has been selected as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. She joins an elite group of attorneys from Georgia and across the country as members of this honorary organization that recognizes outstanding black attorneys under the age of 40 who exemplify superior leadership and achievements in the legal industry and within their communities.

“Evie’s exceptional work on behalf of the firm’s clients and in her leadership roles within the firm and community has secured her position as a rising star in the profession and in our firm,” said Sutherland Chief Diversity Officer and Partner James L. Henderson, III. “Her inclusion in this prestigious group is certainly very much deserved and we commend her for this achievement and her dedication to the profession.”

The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is an invitation-only professional honorary organization composed of 40 leading black lawyers under the age of 40 from each state who provide legal services to individuals, families and businesses. Membership is limited to those attorneys who practice in the following areas: Civil Plaintiff including Personal Injury; Criminal Defense; Civil Rights; Matrimonial and Family Law; Bankruptcy Law; Social Security Disability Law; Immigration Law; Employment Law; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Banking and Finance; Business Formation; Labor and Employment Law; Business Transactions; Corporate Law; Litigation Defense; Intellectual Property; Trademark and Patents; Real Estate; Securities and Antitrust Defense; and Taxation.

“It comes as no surprise that Evie was chosen for inclusion in The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40,” said Partner and Real Estate Practice Group Leader Victor P. Haley. “Through her dedication to superior client service, as well as her hard work within our firm and the community, Evie continues to impress us. We expect to celebrate many more achievements with her, not only in her legal career, but also through her many leadership positions.”

At Sutherland, Ms. Hightower is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, where she works on a wide variety of commercial real estate matters including timberland contracts, commercial leasing, and the acquisition and disposition of real property. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, she participated in the firm’s Summer Associate program and previously served as a legal intern for the Office of the Prosecutor for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.

Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 435 lawyers across 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. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. Arbis Sutherland LLP is a limited liability partnership and is registered in England and Wales with registered number OC348198. Its registered office is at Marble Quay, St Katherine's Dock, London E1W 1UH. Arbis Sutherland LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed at A list of the members of Arbis Sutherland LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.

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