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Sutherland Attorneys Chosen By Clients and Peers As "America's Leading Business Lawyers"

June 3, 2003

ATLANTA (June 3, 2003) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of its lawyers and 6 of its practice groups in the firm's Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices were recently selected for inclusion in the inaugural issue of Chambers USA:  America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004.

For the new U.S. directory, Chambers & Partners – a UK-based publisher of legal directories and legal recruiting firm – conducted over 4,500 interviews with clients and attorneys across the U.S.A. identifying the leading lawyers and firms in each market.

The practices and lawyers selected by Chambers were:

Tax:  Described by Chambers as "An 'army of tax lawyers renowned for their toughness,' the group was said by competitors to be the first contact for controversial or complex tax litigation."

       William Bradley
       Reginald Clark

       Jerold Cohen
       James Hasson
       Jerome Libin
       Randolph Thrower

Energy:  Chambers described Sutherland's energy team as "at the forefront of the field with 'an impressive knowledge of the industry'…. 'a player' in fostering regulatory changes."

       Michael Bradley
       Cada Kilgore

Corporate (M&A):  Chambers described Sutherland's "rigorous corporate team" and noted their "'active practice in the tech industry.'"

       Thomas Hyman
       Mark Kaufman

Intellectual Property:  Chambers highlighted the firm's work in "technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, computer law, chemical technology, telecommunications and minerals."

       JD Fleming
       John North

Litigation (General Commercial):  Chambers said survey participants "endorsed" the group "for its capabilities in all aspects of traditional business litigation," and highlighted "specialties in school funding litigation and accountants' and other professional liability."

        John Fleming

Real Estate:  Chambers said "this comprehensive practice shines brightest in the areas of retail, mixed-use, hotel and resort development, and timberland investment and finance."

       Al Adams
       James Jordan

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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