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Sutherland Partner Ram Sunkara Nationally Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Energy

March 31, 2016

ATLANTA and HOUSTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Ram C. Sunkara has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Law360, a nationwide legal news service. The annual list recognizes outstanding attorneys under 40 for their significant legal accomplishments.  

A group of Law360 editors reviewed more than 1,100 submissions, of which 179 attorneys covering 32 practice areas were recognized. Mr. Sunkara was one of just five attorneys selected by Law360 for recognition in the Energy category.

“It is no surprise that Ram has been selected for this honor because his contributions to the legal profession, our clients and the firm’s practice are unparalleled,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “We are honored to serve alongside him, and we congratulate Ram on this well-deserved recognition.”

At Sutherland, Mr. Sunkara chairs the firm’s Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Distributed Generation/Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and Petrochemical teams. His experience spans the entire energy spectrum from electric power (renewables and baseload) to oil and gas transactions. Mr. Sunkara counsels a wide range of Fortune companies, financial institutions and private equity/hedge fund clients on negotiating and finalizing acquisition and disposition agreements; structuring transactions and auction processes; negotiating offtake arrangements, project development and construction agreements, joint ventures, project financing and structured financing matters; and managing all aspects of a deal.

He also helps industrial and commercial clients develop and implement cost-saving energy efficiency measures and assists technology and other retail companies with implementing their corporate sustainability initiatives.

Mr. Sunkara is featured in a range of “best of” and “who’s who” lists, such as Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business LawyersThe Legal 500 United States and Georgia Super Lawyers. Most recently, he was named to the “Rainmakers” list by Diversity & the Bar, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, which profiles the professional successes of leading diverse attorneys.

View the complete Law360 “Rising Stars” list.

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 A list of the members of Sutherland (Europe) LLP and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office.

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