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Atlanta (August 21, 2008) – Sutherland has ranked No. 3 among 165 law firms from across the country in the area of associate training and professional development, according to the 11th edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, released last week. Vault, a national media company focusing on career-related publications and resources, annually surveys associates at 165 law firms in the country, asking them to rank their own firms based upon career satisfaction, hours, compensation, diversity, treatment by partners and selectivity in hiring.
"This ranking supports the time and energy so many of our attorneys and staff devote to professional development," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. "All of our efforts, formal and informal, continue our history of providing training that assists our lawyers in advancing their careers and providing the very best service to our clients."
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers handling matters in every part of the world. Seven major practice areas — corporate, financial services, energy and environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax — provide the framework that contains an extensive range of specialty areas, allowing its lawyers to serve a diverse client base that includes a number of Fortune 500 companies.