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Sutherland Partner Ellen M. Dunn Honored By YWCA of New York at the 39th Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon

February 15, 2013

NEW YORK (February 15, 2013) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Ellen M. Dunn was among the 38 women inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2012-2013 at the 39th annual Salute Luncheon on February 15 in New York.

"I am honored to be recognized by such a fantastic organization," said Ms. Dunn, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of New York.
"Sutherland is privileged to have Ellen as a partner. She is a significant contributor to our firm and to the community, and is very deserving of this wonderful honor," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman.

For nearly 40 years, the Salute Luncheon has been one of the nation’s premier events for showcasing trailblazing women in business. It has also been a venue for celebrating a range of businesses that have made diversity a priority in their companies.
"Sutherland is committed to diversity and inclusion. It’s wonderful to see Ellen recognized for extending that mission to her community," said Sutherland Partner and Chief Diversity Officer James L. Henderson III.

The first groundbreaking Salute Luncheon took place in 1974 to honor pioneering women in business, many of whom were the first to break through corporate glass ceilings and become senior executives in their companies and industries.

"I can’t imagine more appropriate role models for the thousands of women, girls and boys that the YWCA serves every year and who work so hard to create opportunities for themselves and their families," said Danielle Moss Lee, CEO of the YWCA of the City of New York.

The YWCA Academy of Women Leaders honors top women executives who have been recognized by their companies and colleagues for outstanding professional achievement, civic commitment and leadership. The 2012-2013 class will join a network of more than 3,000 professionals and pioneers.

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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