ATLANTA (June 22, 2011) – For the third year in a row, Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP is named among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine. In its upcoming issue, the magazine will spotlight firms that make diversity a priority. Sutherland is also listed among the Top 100 Firms for women and Top 25 Firms for African-Americans.
“Sutherland has long placed emphasis on building a diverse environment," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “In today’s global environment, diversity is not only the right thing to do, but it is absolutely imperative in providing a high quality service. Drawing from a large variety of backgrounds and capitalizing on varying viewpoints allows us to better meet our clients’ many diverse needs."
Reflecting the firm’s steadfast dedication to advancing diversity—Sutherland recently named James L. Henderson as the firm's first Chief Diversity Officer. In this inaugural role, Henderson will be responsible for further championing diversity and inclusion at every level and in every function of the firm, including recruiting, professional development, public service, and client and practice development.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
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.