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Sutherland Attorneys Receive Top Accolades for Article on FINRA Sanctions

April 20, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. (April 20, 2011) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today announced that three of the firm’s attorneys, Deborah G. Heilizer, Brian L. Rubin, and Shanyn L. Gillespie, have received top writing honors from the Emerald Literati Network. The trio were recognized as a "Highly Commended Award Winner" for a recently published article on sanctions imposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

"We are extremely proud of the many talents that our attorneys bring to the table," said Sutherland Partner Neil Lang. "Breadth of knowledge, ability to educate, and fine writing are true trademarks of an exceptional lawyer. All three of these attorneys have these characteristics in abundance and are deserving of this distinguished honor."

The annual awards recognize exceptional published articles. Winning papers are chosen by Emerald’s editorial team which is made up of academics and managers.

Sutherland’s article, "FINRA’s sanctions in 2009: A sign of things to come" was published in the Journal of Investment Compliance in November 2010.

Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing has become the world’s leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management.

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—financial services, litigation, corporate, energy and environmental, intellectual property, 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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