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Sutherland Partner Marc Rawls Recognized by Atlanta Bar Association for Distinguished Service

May 7, 2015

ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Marc A. Rawls is one of four honorees who will receive the 2014-2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Atlanta Bar Association. He will accept the award at the Atlanta Bar’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on May 19 at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

This revered honor is given annually in recognition of an attorney’s exceptional contributions and dedicated service to the Atlanta Bar Association either on an ongoing basis or during a particular Atlanta Bar initiative. Mr. Rawls helped revitalize the Bar’s sports league this year and serves as the association’s general counsel, a role he has held for the past six years. He previously served as Chair of the Business and Finance Section of the Bar.

“Marc is a service-oriented leader who sets a great example for attorneys in our firm and across the local legal community,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “This recognition is a testament to his commitment to raising the bar of legal excellence while uniting and elevating the community through the broader aspects of the practice of law.”

Mr. Rawls is active in the legal community as a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and served as an Ambassador in the ABA’s diversity program from 2011-2013. He serves the greater Atlanta community as a board member of Students Without Mothers, Inc. and as a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

At Sutherland, Mr. Rawls concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, restructurings, and strategic relationships. He represents various clients in acquisitions involving both private and publicly held companies, restructured transactions involving private companies and joint ventures, and advises on private and public securities offerings and governance matters involving both public and privately held companies.

The Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the Southeast with membership of over 6,000 in the 12 counties of metro Atlanta. Its mission is to promote professionalism and the fair administration of justice in the community and to provide programs and benefits which serve its diverse membership

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 435 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 Arbis Sutherland LLP in London and Geneva. Arbis Sutherland 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 Katherine's Dock, London E1W 1UH. Arbis Sutherland LLP is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales whose regulatory requirements can be accessed at A list of the members of Arbis Sutherland LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.

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