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Sutherland at the Top in 2005 Chambers USA Rankings

June 7, 2005

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (June 7, 2005)Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s practices and lawyers rank among the best in the country in the just-released Chambers and Partners 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Chambers ranks Sutherland’s Energy and Tax groups #1 in Georgia and ranks the Tax group #4 in Washington, DC. The firm’s Corporate, Investment Management, Litigation and Real Estate groups also are at #2 rankings in Georgia.

In addition to these firm rankings, several of the firm’s partners received top individual rankings. Al Adams (Real Estate), Jerry Cohen (Tax) and Cada Kilgore (Energy) are each ranked #1 in their respective practices in Georgia. John Fleming (Litigation), James Jordan (Real Estate) and Herbert Short (Energy) are ranked #2 in their respective practices in Georgia, along with Jerry Libin (Tax) in Washington, DC. Also receiving top honors in their practice areas are Herb Beller (Tax), Reggie Clark (Tax), James Hasson (Tax), Mark Kaufman (Corporate), John North (Intellectual Property), Steve Roth (Investment Management) and Randolph Thrower (Tax).

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Chambers' staff of full-time researchers now prepares renowned directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients. The rankings for the USA Guide, which was first introduced in 2003, are based on more than 7,000 interviews conducted over the whole of the USA. The qualities on which the Chambers rankings were assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 425 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington. For further information about the firm, please visit

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