NEW YORK –- Captive Review named Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP both Onshore Law Firm and Tax Advisory Firm of the Year in its 2013 U.S. Captive Service Awards. Judged by a panel of captive owners and risk managers and presented by the leading trade publication focused on risk management and captive insurance, the awards celebrate innovation, commitment and expertise in the captive insurance field.
Identified as “one of the first [law firms]… the industry think[s] about when seeking captive legal advice,” the judges noted Sutherland’s “commitment to the captive industry.” Judges were impressed in particular by the firm’s post-Dodd-Frank analysis and advice.
Sutherland Partner P. Bruce Wright was also ranked No. 8 in the 2013 “Power 50,” recently released in the December issue of Captive Review. The “Power 50” recognizes the captive industry’s most influential and innovative figures. Last year, Mr. Wright was recognized with the 2012 U.S. Captive Outstanding Contribution Award based on his significant achievements and contributions to the captive industry.
“Insurance and tax have long been two of Sutherland’s premiere practices. Our growth in the past 18 months, with the addition of Bruce and 17 others with roots in the LeBoeuf insurance practice, has further strengthened the firm in insurance and tax, creating a powerful captive insurance team,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman.
Sutherland’s captive insurance practice advises U.S., international and multinational clients on creative solutions to manage risks and realize business objectives through captives.
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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.