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Sutherland's M. Scott Holcomb Chosen for Truman National Security Leadership Program

April 13, 2007

Atlanta - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Atlanta Litigation Associate M. Scott Holcomb has been selected as an associate in the leadership program of the Truman National Security Project, a Washington-based security strategy center.

The Truman National Security Project works to create a strong network of national security expertise and political knowledge for the leaders of tomorrow.  Associates undergo a rigorous screening and interviewing process to be selected for this highly competitive leadership program.  Participants attend regular events to develop skills in the areas of community, political and national security policy.

Mr. Holcomb focuses his practice in the areas of securities litigation and enforcement.  He represents investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers and individuals in a wide range of securities matters with particular emphasis on regulatory enforcement and litigation involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and self-regulatory organizations.  He also advises clients on compliance and defense matters, including internal investigations.

Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Holcomb was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he served as a military prosecutor, labor counselor and international law attorney.  He participated in Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, counseling generals on international and operational legal issues.  During deployments to Bosnia and Kuwait, he worked on numerous high-profile issues, including the response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, legal status of detainees, procedures for military tribunals, rules of engagement and targeting selections.  He has received numerous awards and decorations during his 12 years of service.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an AmLaw 100 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 450 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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