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Sutherland Partner Lewis Wiener Receives Two Prestigious Awards From the Court of Federal Claims

November 15, 2004

WASHINGTON (November 15, 2004) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. based litigation Partner Lewis S. Wiener has been honored with both the United States Court of Federal Claims Golden Eagle Award and the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association's Randolph Thrower Award.  Mr. Wiener was presented with the Golden Eagle Award by the Honorable Chief Judge Edward Damich.  Mr. Wiener served as President of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association in 2002, and currently serves as Bar Association's Treasurer.  Mr. Wiener is also a judicially appointed member of the Court's Advisory Council.

The Golden Eagle Award recognizes distinguished service to the Court.  The Randolph Thrower Award, which is named in honor of Sutherland Partner Randolph Thrower who was the Bar Association's first president, is presented to those recognized for their exceptional service to the Bar Association.  The Award was presented to Sutherland partner Brook Voght in 2003 posthumously.

The United States Court of Federal Claims was created pursuant to Article I of the United States Constitution in October 1982 pursuant to the Federal Courts Improvement Act.  The Court consists of sixteen judges nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate for a term of fifteen years.  The Court of Federal Claims is authorized to hear primarily money claims founded upon the Constitution, federal statutes, executive regulations, or contracts, express or implied-in-fact, with the United States.

Mr. Wiener focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and corporate compliance matters, construction law and eminent domain and inverse condemnation and land use litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts.  Prior to joining Sutherland, he served as a trial lawyer with the United States Department of Justice where he was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of litigation matters on behalf of the United States.

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 350 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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