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Sutherland Partner Carla Wong McMillian Appointed to the State Court of Fayette County, Georgia

August 20, 2010

ATLANTA (August 20, 2010) – Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has appointed Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Partner Carla Wong McMillian to the State Court of Fayette County. The vacancy on the Fayette County State Court was created by the appointment of Fletcher Sams to the Superior Court of the Griffin Judicial Circuit.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Carla, and I am certain she will be an outstanding judge," said Sutherland’s Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Carla has made significant contributions to the work of the firm and our clients during her more than 10 years with Sutherland."

Ms. McMillian focused her practice in the areas of franchise and dealer litigation and counseling, accountants’ and professional liability defense, and other complex business litigation. She has represented automobile and motorcycle manufacturers nationwide in state and federal court litigation and state administrative proceedings in terminations, relocations, add points, and warranty reimbursement matters. Her professional liability practice has focused on representing Big Four accounting firms in litigation across the United States.

"We will miss Carla, but the Governor could not have selected a better person for the job," said Litigation Co-Practice Group Leader John H. Fleming.  "She is an outstanding litigator, and has played a major role in our litigation practice and the firm. We thank her for her dedication."

In addition to her dedication and success representing clients in complex business litigation, Carla has been a key supporter of the firm’s diversity efforts – serving as the Litigation Practice’s Diversity and Inclusion Partner and founding Sutherland’s Asian Attorney affinity group. Carla is also a recipient of the National Diversity Council’s 2010 “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Georgia" award. The award recognizes women leaders in the public and private sectors whose accomplishments and contributions throughout their careers demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to their communities.

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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