ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been named among the “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys” by Law360, a nationwide legal news service. According to the publication, nearly all of the law firms listed exceeded the overall average of minority partners.
The annual list is a result of Law360 surveying more than 300 U.S. law firms regarding overall and minority headcount numbers. The rankings were then based by examining three factors: the percentage of partners, both equity and non-equity, who self-identify as minorities; the percentage of non-partners who self-identify as minorities; and the number of attorneys at the firm who self-identify as minorities.
“This recognition is a wonderful reflection of the commitment and efforts of our entire firm,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Diversity remains a priority for Sutherland because of the benefits to our clients, our firm and to the legal profession.”
Reflecting the firm’s steadfast dedication to advancing diversity, Sutherland recently appointed Tax Partner Vanessa A. Scott as the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer, and Lia J. Dorsey as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. In these roles, Ms. Scott and Ms. Dorsey 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.
To learn more about the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts, view Sutherland’s 2016 Diversity Report.
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Sutherland is an international legal service provider helping the world’s largest companies, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. More than 400 lawyers across 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. Sutherland is composed of associated legal practices that are separate entities, doing business in the United States as Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, and as Sutherland (Europe) LLP in London and Geneva. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is a limited liability partnership and is registered in England and Wales with registered number OC348198. Its registered office is at Marble Quay, St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1UH. Sutherland (Europe) LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed at http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page. A list of the members of Sutherland (Europe) LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.