ATLANTA (July 21, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has been recognized by Coca-Cola Enterprises (“CCE") as its primary outside counsel with the highest percentage of women attorneys and attorneys of color working on CCE matters for 2009. Each year, CCE collects statistics from its primary outside counsel; these statistics include the percentage of women lawyers, lawyers of color, and self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lawyers handling CCE’s work. Sutherland’s CCE client team was recently recognized by CCE during its annual diversity luncheon.
“I thank everyone at CCE for giving us the opportunity to work with them and for helping us put our commitment to diversity into action," said Sutherland’s Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman.
The 2009 CCE client team included Partners Adam B. Cohen, Reginald J. Clark, Giovanna T. Sparagna, N. Jerold Cohen, James M. Cain, Robert S. Chase II, Joesph M. DePew, Thomas A. Gick, David S. Goldstein, Paul D. Jacokes, Sheldon M. Kay, Alice Murtos, Robert J. Neis, Christopher Ocasal, Harry S. Pangas, W. Mark Smith, Carol P. Tello, William J. Walderman, and W. Scott Wright; Counsel Jennifer B. Molnar, Vanessa A. Scott, Amish M. Shah, Mark D. Sherrill; Associates Daniel M. Buchner, Richard E. Grant, Anne W. Gray, Norman J. Hannawa, Charles C. Kearns, Meltem F. Kodaman, Jamey A. Medlin, Joanna G. Myers, Leni C. Perkins, Daniel J. Peterson; and Paralegal Cynthia L. Dodson.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.