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Sutherland Adds Eight Lawyers to Create Outsourcing/Systems Integration Practice Group

April 23, 2007

ATLANTA (April 23, 2007) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today announces the addition of eight lawyers from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, effective immediately.  Partners Scott M. Hobby, Charles F.Hollis, III, Derek C. Johnston and John B. Miller, Jr., along with Counsel Timothy R. Dodson and three associates, will join noted technology and licensing Partner Peter C. Quittmeyer to create a new Outsourcing/Systems Integration practice within Sutherland's Corporate Group.

"We are very pleased to welcome Scott and the group to the firm," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman.  "Sutherland is investing in leading lawyers and practices that can offer our clients value and success in their businesses.  Outsourcing is a field that affects nearly every one of our clients' industries, and we are excited about the opportunity to help them with these legal needs."

The Outsourcing/Systems Integration practice has structured, negotiated and documented domestic and offshore outsourcing services arrangements for Fortune 1000 companies, including utility, consumer products, aerospace, technology, insurance and financial services corporations.  They will continue to manage strategic outsourcing transactions, focused on BPO, ADM, ITO, HRO and ERP systems integration arrangements.

"Having this group is going to be an advantage to clients," said Corporate Group  Chair Thomas C.Herman.  "As corporations look to develop outsourcing solutions, they can now draw on this group's two decades of experience plus our corporate, tax, intellectual property, export controls, privacy and litigation representation in the energy, manufacturing, timber, real estate, technology and financial services industries, among others."

Mr. Hobby will chair the new Outsourcing/Systems Integration practice.  "We are honored to join such a well-regarded firm as Sutherland," Hobby said.  "There is no better platform for our practice."

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an AmLaw 100 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 450 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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