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ATLANTA (December 9, 2002) – Lewis S. Wiener, an attorney at the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, was recently awarded the "State University of New York at Albany's Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Distinguished Alumni Award for 2002." This award honors one alumni per year who has displayed distinctive achievements in their careers, civic involvements and sustained leadership and service to the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany.
Lew received his B.A. degree with cum laude honors from the University at Albany in 1984 where he majored in political science and history. Following his graduation, he earned his J.D. degree in 1987 from American University's Washington College of Law. Currently counsel in Sutherland's litigation group, Lew focuses his practice on complex construction, commercial litigation, environmental law and eminent domain/inverse condemnation litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals. Prior to joining Sutherland, Lew served as a trial lawyer with the United States Department of Justice where he was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of litigation matters on behalf of the United States.
In addition to his law practice, Lew holds board memberships with a range of associations. He is president and serves on the board of governors of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. He is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association where he serves as chairman of the Environmental Law Section and is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association where he has served on a number of committees. Lew also contributes back to the State University of New York at Albany alumni by volunteering to speak to alumni and students and hosting alumni events.
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, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington. For further information about the firm, please visit sutherland.com.