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Two Sutherland Partners Named JD Supra Top Authors for Thought Leadership

March 14, 2016

ATLANTA and NEW YORK—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partners James A. Orr and John S. Pruitt have been recognized as Top Authors as part of JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership covering key industry topics in 2015.

Selected from more than 34,000 authors who publish work on JD Supra’s platform, Mr. Orr and Mr. Pruitt were honored for the level of visibility and engagement attained with readers in the utilities sector and the insurance industry, respectively. Additionally, Mr. Orr and Counsel Tracey K. Ledbetter’s article, “Solar Power Fights Heat Up,” was one of the most popular articles with readers in the utilities sector in 2015.

At Sutherland, Mr. Orr provides strategic responses for his clients in energy litigation matters in Georgia and across the country. He has a long history of representing electric cooperatives and is a frequent speaker at events for cooperatives and their lawyers. Mr. Orr also represents independent power producers, electric utilities, oil and gas producers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies and other energy-related companies. Additionally, he defends and prosecutes cases in a variety of judicial and regulatory proceedings at both the state and federal level.

Mr. Pruitt guides insurance companies in every aspect of their business—from responding to regulatory inquiries to developing new companies or buying and selling existing ones. He has advised property and casualty and life insurance clients on regulatory compliance, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. Mr. Pruitt counsels clients on governance, licensing, financial and market conduct examination and Insurance Holding Company Act matters. He also drafts, advises and negotiates reinsurance contracts and insurance policies.

View the complete list of JD Supra’s Top Authors.


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