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Sutherland Earns Top Chambers USA 2009 Rankings

June 29, 2009

Atlanta and Washington (June 29, 2009)Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that 34 partners from the firm earned rankings in 2009 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, "Our Chambers USA rankings continue to rise each year, which emphasizes the talent of our attorneys and the high level of client service we deliver."

The firm received national rankings in Energy: Electricity; Insurance: Regulation; Investment Funds: Registered Funds; Outsourcing; and Tax: Controversy. Sutherland earned number one rankings in Construction, Energy and 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.

The following nine attorneys received rankings for the first time in 2009:  Thomas A. Cullinan, Dorothy Black Franzoni, H. Edward Hales Jr., Lisa Combs Jern, Sheldon M. Kay, David A. Massey, Eric S. Tresh, Jennifer R. Van Ness and William R. Wildman. Sutherland’s Labor and Employment practice was also recognized for the first time this year.

Below are the firm’s complete 2009 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings
Construction - Georgia 
Corporate/M&A - Georgia 
Energy - Georgia 
Energy: Electricity - National 
Insurance: Regulation - 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 

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 Giesber Clingman - Transportation: Aviation: Litigation - National
N. Jerold Cohen - Tax - Georgia 
N. Jerold Cohen - Tax: Controversy - National 
Thomas A. Cullinan - Tax - Georgia
Lee C. Davis - Construction - Georgia 
John H. Fleming - Litigation: General Commercial - Georgia 
Jennifer W. Fletcher - Construction - Georgia
Dorothy Black Franzoni - Energy - Georgia
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 
Lisa Combs Jern - Labor & Employment - Georgia
Derek C. Johnston - Outsourcing - National
James B. Jordan - Real Estate - Georgia 
Mark D. Kaufman - Corporate/M&A - Georgia
Sheldon M. Kay - Tax - Georgia
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 Regulation - National
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
Stephen E. Roth - Insurance Regulation - National
Stephen E. Roth - Investment Funds: Registered Funds - National
Herbert J. Short Jr. - Energy - Georgia 
Eric S. Tresh - Tax - Georgia
Jennifer R. Van Ness - Real Estate - Georgia
William R. Wildman - Construction - 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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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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