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Daily Report Recognizes Sutherland Partner Randolph W. Thrower as a "Living  Legend of the Law"

November 6, 2008

ATLANTA (November 6, 2008) – Sutherland Partner Randolph W. Thrower has been honored by the Daily Report as a “Living Legend of the Law."  Mr. Thrower, one of three attorneys recognized, was honored in the November 6, 2008, issue of the newspaper.

“We are very proud of the many achievements of one of the long-time leaders of our firm and of the Atlanta legal community," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. "Randolph's lifelong dedication to advancing the legal profession inspires us. It is a privilege and honor to have him as our partner."

Mr. Thrower joined Sutherland in 1936, after graduating from the Emory Law School. He served as U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President Nixon from 1969 to 1971. He also served as president of the American Bar Association, was a member of the ABA House of Delegates, and was a trustee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for three decades. 

In addition to a thriving legal career, Mr. Thrower has held active roles in his community. He served on the committees for the City of Atlanta and several universities; chaired the Atlanta Ethics Committee, the Fulton County Advisory Board on Mental Health, and the Metropolitan Atlanta and Georgia Mental Health Associations; served as a trustee on the boards of Clark College and Reinhardt College; chaired the board of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia; and is emeritus trustee of Emory University.

In 1984, Emory University awarded him an honorary LL.D. He received the American Bar Association Medal—the ABA’s highest honor—in 1993, for his public, professional and government service.

About "Living Legends of the Law"  The “Living Legends of the Law" is a special issue sponsored by the Daily Report.  The Daily Report is Fulton County's official legal publication and Georgia's leading source for legal news and information. The newspaper was established in 1890.

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, energy and environmental, financial services, 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.

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