WASHINGTON (October 15, 2002) – In The American Lawyer's annual "Midlevel Associate Survey," Sutherland received the highest ranking among 32 Washington, D.C. firms that responded.
Nationally, Sutherland ranked 6th among "large law firms" and 15th among all 132 survey respondents.
The 2002 survey asked midlevel associates to rank their firm in nine specific categories including treatment from partners, interest level of work, training and guidance, management openness, and atmosphere. Open-ended questions were also asked to solicit candid comments. In The American Lawyer's analysis of the firm's responses, one associate summed-up their description of the firm with two words - "Great people."
Sutherland associates have consistently given the firm high-marks in the survey over past years. In 2000, one associate was quoted as saying - "It is a kind and giving environment. The people are friendly and believe in 'good manners.'"
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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