Houston (October 14, 2008) – Sutherland Litigation Partner Rachel Clingman has been named one of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law” by Texas Lawyer. Ms. Clingman, Litigation Partner and Partner-in-Charge of Sutherland’s Houston office, was recognized for her legal work and contributions to the Houston community, including co-founding the Children at Risk Public Policy and Law Center, a Houston nonprofit dedicated to helping the city’s underserved children through legal and policy research and advocacy.
“We are honored to have Rachel as our partner,” said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “She works diligently each day for the benefit of her litigation clients and the community.”
Ms. Clingman is nationally recognized for her complex energy, transportation and commercial litigation experience and her exceptional client service. In 2008, Chambers & Partners recognized Ms. Clingman as a national notable practitioner in Transportation Litigation, and Ms. Clingman was one of only 113 U.S. attorneys to receive the BTI Consulting Group’s prestigious 2007 Client Service Award, recognizing attorneys who deliver unsurpassed client service. Ms. Clingman serves as chair of the firm's national Energy and Environmental Litigation practice, and she serves as the Houston office liaison to the firm’s Executive Committee.
About Texas Lawyer’s "Extraordinary Women in Texas Law" In a special issue, Texas Lawyer recognized 30 women lawyers selected from more than 500 nominations. During the six-month selection process, Texas Lawyer called for nominations of women licensed to practice law in Texas who have had an exceptional impact on Texas government, nonprofits, academia and/or businesses within the past five years.
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