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Sutherland Attorneys, Practices Top Chambers USA 2011 Rankings

April 14, 2011

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (April 14, 2011) – Continuing to expand national rankings, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today announced that 51 attorneys and 21 practices from the firm received top honors this year in the 2011 directory published by Chambers and Partners, a highly regarded legal research organization. The annual survey assesses leading lawyers throughout the nation on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment to the client.

“The 2011 Chamber results are a reflection of our effort to excel as a firm and within our individual practices,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Our talented attorneys take great pride in a high level of client service and professional conduct. So it comes with little surprise that this year’s survey ranks several of the firm’s practice groups among the top in the nation and adds eight Sutherland attorneys to the firm’s growing list of leading lawyers.”

The firm received national rankings in: Capital Markets: Derivatives; Construction; Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation); Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation); Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory; Investment Funds: Registered Funds; Outsourcing; Tax: Controversy; and Tax: Corporate & Finance.

Sutherland attorneys ranked for the first time in 2011 are: Bert Adams (New York Corporate/M&A); Adam B. Cohen (DC Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation); Peter A. Fozzard (Georgia Energy); Daniel E. Frank (National Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation); Michael G. Kerman (Georgia Real Estate); James R. McGibbon (Georgia Antitrust); Daniel Johnson (Texas Insurance); and Richard P. Noland (Texas Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation - Electricity).

Following is a list of the firm’s complete 2011 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings

Capital Markets: Derivatives - National
Construction - Georgia
Construction - National
Corporate/M&A - Georgia
Corporate/M&A - New York
Energy - Georgia
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - National
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - Texas
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) - National
Insurance - Texas
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory - National
Intellectual Property - Georgia
Investment Funds: Registered Funds - National
Labor & Employment - Georgia
Litigation: General Commercial - Georgia
Outsourcing - National
Real Estate - Georgia
Tax - District of Columbia
Tax - Georgia
Tax: Controversy - National
Tax: Corporate & Finance - National


Alfred G. Adams Jr. - Real Estate - Georgia
Bert Adams - Corporate/M&A - New York
Herbert N. Beller - Tax - District of Columbia
Steven B. Boehm - Investment Funds: Registered Funds - National
Reginald J. Clark - Tax - Georgia
Adam B. Cohen - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - District of Columbia
N. Jerold Cohen - Tax - Georgia
N. Jerold Cohen - Tax: Controversy - National
Thomas A. Cullinan - Tax - Georgia
Thomas W. Curvin - Litigation: General Commercial - Georgia
Lee C. Davis - Construction - Georgia
Nikola R. Djuric - Wealth Management: Eastern Region - National
John H. Fleming - Litigation: General Commercial - Georgia
Jennifer W. Fletcher - Construction - Georgia
Peter A. Fozzard - Energy - Georgia
Daniel E. Frank - Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation - National
Dorothy Black Franzoni - Energy - Georgia
Kirstin E. Gibbs - Energy: Oil & Gas: Regulatory & Litigation - National
Malvern U. Griffin III - Intellectual Property - Georgia
H. Edward Hales Jr. - Real Estate - Georgia
Victor P. Haley - Real Estate - Georgia
James K. Hasson Jr. - Tax - Georgia
Scott M. Hobby - Outsourcing - National
Charles F. Hollis III - Outsourcing - National
Lisa Combs Jern - Labor & Employment - Georgia
Daniel Johnson - Insurance - Texas
James H. Johnson, Jr. - Intellectual Property - Georgia
Derek C. Johnston - Outsourcing - National
Kent L. Jones - Tax: Controversy - National
James B. Jordan - Real Estate - Georgia
Mark D. Kaufman - Corporate/M&A - Georgia
Sheldon M. Kay - Tax - Georgia
Michael G. Kerman - Real Estate - Georgia
Catherine M. Krupka - Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation - National
Cynthia M. Krus - Corporate/ M&A and Private Equity - District of Columbia
Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy - Labor & Employment - Georgia
Jerome B. Libin - Tax - District of Columbia
Jerome B. Libin - Tax: Controversy - National
William F. Long - Intellectual Property - Georgia
David A. Massey - Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory - National
F. Barry McCabe - Construction - Georgia
Keith R. McCrea - Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation - National
James R. McGibbon - Antitrust - Georgia
Richard P. Noland - Energy: Electricity: Regulatory & Litigation - Texas
John L. North - Intellectual Property - Georgia
Peter G. Pappas - Intellectual Property - Georgia
Steven L. Roberts - Insurance - Texas
Stephen E. Roth - Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory - National
Stephen E. Roth - Investment Funds: Registered Funds - National
Herbert J. Short Jr. - Energy - Georgia
Douglas L. Siegler - Wealth Management: Eastern Region - National
Giovanna T. Sparagna - Tax - District of Columbia
William R. Wildman - Construction - Georgia
W. Scott Wright - Tax - Georgia

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.

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