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Litigation Partner Al Lindseth Authors Chapter in "School Desegregation in the 21st Century"

October 14, 2002

ATLANTA (October 14, 2002) – Alfred A. Lindseth, litigation partner in Sutherland's Atlanta office, has authored a chapter regarding "Legal Issues Related to School Funding/Desegregation" in a book entitled School Desegregation in the 21st Century published by the Greenwood Press.

Prominent experts and researchers from across the U.S. contributed 10 chapters on various issues related to school desegregation.

Lindseth has a national reputation in representing both states and school districts in complex school desegregation cases, both at the trial level and in the appellate courts. He has represented the States of Florida, New York, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Michigan and Missouri and many large urban school districts (e.g., in the Atlanta, St. Louis, Knoxville, Seattle, Savannah, Charleston and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas) in major cases, most of which involved lengthy and controversial trials.

Recently, Lindseth successfully represented DeKalb County School District (DCSD) in their lawsuit against the state of Georgia. DCSD was awarded more than $110 million - moneys the state of Georgia previously failed to pay in order to properly fund DCSD's busing program required by federal desegregation law.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 350 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.

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