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Sutherland Partner Named to 2001 Georgia Chamber Board of Directors

January 16, 2001

ATLANTA (January 16, 2001) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Herbert J. Short, Jr. has been named to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Mr. Short was chosen as a member of the Georgia Chamber Board upon the recommendation of several Atlanta business and political leaders.

U.S. Congressman Lindsay Thomas, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, said, "Herbert is an outstanding leader in the Georgia business community, and we are excited to have him representing Atlanta on our Board of Directors."

Mr. Short focuses his practice on securities law and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on the electric utility industry. He has also handled numerous financing transactions, including publicly-issued bond offerings, leveraged leasing, pollution control bond offerings, revolving lines of credit, government-guaranteed financing and commercial paper. Mr. Short is a summa cum laude and First Honor Graduate of the University of Georgia. He went on to earn his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is recognized as one of the top state chambers of commerce in the United States and has a membership of over 3,300 – a 95 percent increase in the last four years. The Georgia Chamber represents the issues of the state's business community in the legislation and is heavily involved in Georgia's economic development marketing efforts.

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 300 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

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