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Sutherland Earns Top Chambers USA 2008 Rankings; 28 Lawyers Listed; 5 Lawyers Added This Year

June 9, 2008

ATLANTA, HOUSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON (June 9, 2008) – Sutherland announces that 28 partners from the firm earned rankings in 2008 from Chambers and Partners, a highly regarded legal research organization, which conducts more than 10,000 national peer and client interviews to create objective rankings based on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment.

Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman said, “Chambers USA continues to recognize the strength of our practices and attorneys, and we are ranked nationally and higher each year."

The firm received national rankings in Energy-Electricity; Financial Services Regulation-Insurance Regulation; Investment Funds-Registered Funds; Outsourcing, and Tax-Controversy. The firm earned number one rankings in Construction, Energy & Natural Resources and Tax practice areas in Georgia. In addition, the following attorneys received individual number one rankings in their respective practice areas: Alfred G. Adams, Jr., N. Jerold Cohen, Lee C. Davis, Jennifer W. Fletcher, James B. Jordan and Lloyd Leva Plaine.

For 2008, four additional attorneys were ranked, which included Rachel G. Clingman, Derek C. Johnston, William F. Long and David J. Rabinowitz. In addition, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy was named as “Up and Coming" in the area of Labor & Employment in Georgia.

Below are the firm's complete 2008 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings

  • Construction (Georgia)
  • Corporate/M&A (Georgia)
  • Energy (Georgia)
  • Energy-Electricity (National)
  • Environment (Texas)
  • Financial Services Regulation-Insurance Regulation (National)
  • Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Investment Funds-Registered Funds (National)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Georgia)
  • Outsourcing (National)
  • Real Estate (Georgia)
  • Tax (District of Columbia)
  • Tax (Georgia)
  • Tax-Controversy (National)


  • Alfred G. Adams, Jr., Real Estate (Georgia)
  • Herbert N. Beller, Tax (District of Columbia)
  • Steven B. Boehm, Investment Funds-Registered Funds (National)
  • Reginald J. Clark, Tax (Georgia)
  • Rachel G. Clingman, Transportation: Aviation-Litigation (National)
  • N. Jerold Cohen, Tax (Georgia)
  • N. Jerold Cohen, Tax-Litigation (National)
  • Lee C. Davis, Construction (Georgia)
  • John H. Fleming, Litigation-General Commercial (Georgia)
  • Jennifer W. Fletcher, Construction (Georgia)
  • Malvern U. Griffin III, Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Victor P. Haley, Real Estate (Georgia)
  • James K. Hasson, Jr., Tax (Georgia)
  • Scott M. Hobby, Outsourcing (National)
  • Derek C. Johnston, Outsourcing (National)
  • James B. Jordan, Real Estate (Georgia)
  • Mark D. Kaufman, Corporate/M&A (Georgia)
  • Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Labor Employment (Georgia)
  • Jerome B. Libin, Tax (District of Columbia)
  • Jerome B. Libin, Tax-Controversy (National)
  • William F. Long, Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • F. Barry McCabe, Construction (Georgia)
  • Keith R. McCrea, Energy-Electricity (District of Columbia)
  • John L. North, Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Lloyd Leva Plaine, Wealth Management-Eastern Region (National)
  • David J. Rabinowitz, Real Estate (New York)
  • Stephen E. Roth, Financial Services Regulation-Insurance Regulation (National)
  • Stephen E. Roth, Investment Funds-Registered Funds (National)
  • Herbert J. Short, Jr., Energy (Georgia)

Sutherland is a law firm with global reach 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 more than 500 lawyers handling matters in every part of the world. Seven major practice areas — corporate, financial services, energy and environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax — provide the framework for an extensive range of specialty areas, allowing its lawyers to serve a diverse client base, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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