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Sutherland Expands Insurance and Litigation Practice with Addition of Dewey & LeBoeuf U.S. Litigation Practice Co-Head

May 14, 2012

NEW YORK (May 14, 2012) - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today the continued expansion of the firm’s insurance practice with the addition of Ellen M. Dunn to the firm’s litigation group in New York. Ms. Dunn served as co-head of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s U.S. litigation practice and brings 20 years of experience representing life and property casualty insurers in litigation, regulatory investigations, administrative hearings and compliance matters.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ellen to Sutherland as we continue to expand our industry-leading insurance practice with top-notch legal talent," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Ellen adds further depth and breadth to our practice, which is nationally recognized for bringing deep industry knowledge to insurance regulation and litigation matters."

Ms. Dunn has extensive experience with internal investigations, policyholder and shareholder class actions, insurance insolvencies, complex contractual disputes and commercial arbitrations. She regularly represents insurers before state insurance departments and in investigations and inquiries by state attorneys general, particularly in connection with market conduct and other compliance issues.

Ms. Dunn joins Sutherland just weeks after a group from Dewey & LeBoeuf joined Sutherland’s insurance practice in New York. They include Partners James R. Dwyer, Jeffrey H. Mace, John S. Pruitt, Linda A. Sciuto, Cynthia R. Shoss and P. Bruce Wright; Counsel Linda P. Berry and Saren Goldner; and Associates Justin K. Kitchens, Daren L. Moreira and Joshua P. Borden.

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, insurance and 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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