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Sutherland Bolsters International Capabilities, Adds Alvin J. Shuttleworth

March 13, 2008

LONDON (March 13, 2008) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Alvin J. Shuttleworth has joined the firm as Senior International Counsel based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Shuttleworth will advise clients on a full range of international matters. 

Prior to joining Sutherland, Mr. Shuttleworth was Group Legal Director and Company Secretary of British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL).  As BNFL Group Legal Director, he led the group initiatives in all major areas including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, environmental issues, energy operations and insurance.

"Sutherland is pleased to welcome Alvin to our team," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. "Alvin's experience in the European market and his understanding of complex, multifaceted international matters will complement our firm's practices, add to our international strength, and be an advantage to our global clients."

Mr. Shuttleworth is a board member of the International Nuclear Lawyers Association and Vice Chairman of EMANI.  He is a member of the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, for which he formerly served as Chairman of the Commerce and Industry Group, and is a member of the Commerce and Industry NW Executive.  Prior to joining BNFL, he worked for Warrington & Runcorn Development Corporation.  He holds a law degree from London University and qualified as a Solicitor after attending The College of Law of Chester.

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 world's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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