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Sutherland Partners Robert J. Pile and Amish M. Shah Recognized as All-Stars for Client Service

February 13, 2015
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that two partners, Robert J. Pile and Amish M. Shah, were named 2015 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The annual list recognizes attorneys, who are identified as providing superior client service, via unprompted feedback from corporate counsel at some of the world’s largest organizations.  
The BTI Client Service All-Star awards are the result of candid responses from in-depth, independent interviews with corporate counsel conducted by the BTI Consulting Group. Attorneys cannot lobby or self-nominate to be added to the list. The BTI Consulting Group focuses on Fortune 1000 companies and large organizations to probe different aspects of law firm relationships, including the needs and priorities of clients and the quality of service. 
“In our industry, a client’s satisfaction is the greatest measure of success. We are thankful to the clients that nominated Bob and Amish for this recognition,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Together, their recognition and leadership underscores for all of us at Sutherland that excellence in client service is the foundation of successful advocacy and wise counsel.”
Mr. Pile, a member of the firm’s corporate team in Atlanta, focuses on business transactions with an emphasis on acquisition and disposition transactions, restructurings and strategic relationships. He represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and joint venture arrangements involving both private and publicly held companies, and advises on governance and compliance matters. Mr. Pile has particular experience with clients engaged in financial services businesses, particularly the payment card industry.
Mr. Shah, a member of the firm’s tax practice in Washington, DC, counsels and represents clients regarding domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. He advises companies and individuals on Internal Revenue Service audits and litigation. Mr. Shah also helps energy companies and their institutional investors maximize credits and incentives in the tax planning of renewable energy projects. Additionally, he counsels U.S. and international clients with regard to acquisitions, dispositions and other restructurings; financial products tax, tax accounting and tax reporting matters; cross-border financing debt-equity issues; section 529 qualified tuition plans; and numerous other business and individual tax issues.
About the BTI Consulting Group.
The Boston-based consulting group is the leading provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services firms. BTI conducts the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry based on more than 1,000 independent interviews with general counsel and key decision makers that hire law firms.
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.

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