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Sutherland Partner and Georgia State Senator David Adelman Confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

March 19, 2010

ATLANTA (March 19, 2010) –  Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that its partner and Georgia State Sen. David I. Adelman, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. President Obama nominated Sen. Adelman on November 20, 2009.

“Our best wishes are with David as he takes this important position. With his vast experience in practice and as a legislator, together with his strong character and work ethic, I am certain he will do an outstanding job as our nation's representative in Singapore," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman.

As a partner at Sutherland, Sen. Adelman has worked on commercial transactions and complex litigation focusing on renewable energy, communications and technology companies. Sen. Adelman has spent his entire career in private practice with Sutherland.  He joined the firm in 1993. In addition to his commercial law practice, he represented indigent veterans on a pro bono basis and has been recognized for his legal work for several domestic violence organizations in Georgia.

“Sutherland has a great tradition of excellence.  It has been a privilege to be a part of such a fine firm," said Sen. Adelman.  “I am humbled by the confidence President Obama and Secretary Clinton have in me, and I look forward to building on the strong U.S.-Singapore relationship," he added. 

Sen. Adelman was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2002.  He currently serves as the Senate Minority Whip. He is chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. 

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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