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Sutherland Expands Energy Finance Team in New York Office

March 8, 2011

NEW YORK (March 8, 2011)Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth C.H. Willig has joined the firm as a Partner in the Energy and Environmental Practice Group based in the firm’s New York office. Ken has 30 years of experience representing energy clients in international and domestic  structured and project finance matters.

“We are extremely pleased that Ken has joined Sutherland’s Energy Finance Team and our nationally recognized Energy Trading and Transactions Team," said Herbert J. Short, Sutherland’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group Leader.  “Ken brings with him valuable experience in energy and
energy-related M&A activities, secured lending transactions, international comparative law, and leveraged leasing. We are excited to have him as a member of our team."

Ken has represented U.S. and foreign financial institutions providing non-recourse and limited recourse financing under various structures to projects around the world. He has served as senior counsel to governments, developers and other project participants in oil and gas, independent power, petrochemicals, telecommunications, water, wastewater, and other large projects.

Before joining Sutherland, Ken was the global co-chair of the Commercial Practice Group at DLA Piper, which included the energy, infrastructure, project finance, structured finance, joint ventures, and franchising and distribution practices.

Sutherland’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group has more than 60 lawyers representing every major sector of the energy industry. It has a 40-year history of serving the regulatory, compliance and policy needs of clients that include crude oil and natural gas refiners and producers, domestic and multinational traders, energy lenders and marketers, hedge funds and financial institutions, independent power producers and electric cooperatives, international oilfield service providers, and renewable energy developers.

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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