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Sutherland Litigator Greg Smith Selected as Co-Chair for US Sentencing Commission's Practitioner's Advisory Group

March 22, 2005

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2005) – Sutherland attorney Greg S. Smith has been selected as Co-Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission's Practitioner's Advisory Group (PAG).  Mr. Smith, a member of the firm's Litigation Group, has previously been a member of the PAG for the Sentencing Commission. 

PAG is comprised of selected criminal defense lawyers with substantial experience in federal courts nationwide.  They provide the Sentencing Commission with first-hand guidance on how federal sentencing guidelines are working in practice, and advice on how the United States Sentencing Guidelines might be modified or improved.  PAG is the defense bar's leading voice before the United States Sentencing Commission, and has historically provided the Commission with written comments on each of its annual proposals for Sentencing Guideline amendments.  The other current Co-Chair is T. Mark Flanagan, Jr. of McKenna Long & Aldridge's Washington, DC office.

In his practice, Mr. Smith assists clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts, with particular emphasis on white collar criminal defense.  He joined Sutherland after serving as Associate Counsel to President Bill Clinton during his presidency. 

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 400 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit sutherland.com.

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