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Daniella Landers Joins Sutherland in Houston Office

June 10, 2009

HOUSTON (June 10, 2009)Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Daniella D. Landers has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy and Environmental Practice Group. Ms. Landers will focus her practice on a broad range of environmental regulatory compliance, transactional and litigation matters. Daniella counsels energy companies and other clients in complex regulatory matters, climate change initiatives, enforcement defense, permitting, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, and cost recovery litigation.

Ms. Landers previously served as temporary in-house counsel on two separate occasions for energy companies, where she handled a variety of environmental transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.

"We are very happy to welcome Daniella to the firm," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. "Her noteworthy environmental practice will support and continue the success of our Energy and Environmental Practice Group."

"Daniella's experiences with regulatory, compliance, administrative, litigation and transactional work will support our clients in this ever-changing business climate," said Herbert J. Short Jr., Energy and Environmental Practice Group Leader. "We are excited to have her as our partner."

Ms. Landers has been recognized for her legal excellence and civic leadership. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Lawyers Association Foundation. She is also Co-Chair for the State Bar of Texas’ Racial Diversity in the Profession Committee, a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Environmental Policy Advisory Committee and a member of the City of Houston’s Brownfields Program Land Redevelopment Committee.

Ms. Landers is an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law where she teaches environmental law and litigation classes. She also writes and speaks frequently about a variety of topics in environmental law and litigation and has been a contributor to the Michigan Environmental Compliance Update, the Texas Environmental Compliance Update and the Environmental Liability, Enforcement and Penalties Reporter.

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.

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