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Sutherland Partner Receives Prestigious Silver Buffalo Award

May 16, 2011

ATLANTA (May 16, 2011) Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Partner W. Scott Sorrels joins the ranks of past presidents and other national leaders as a recipient of the 2011 Silver Buffalo Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest commendation. The award is given to individuals who contribute noteworthy and extraordinary youth service on a national basis.

“We are extremely proud of Scott for his dedication to the youth of America," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “He is an exemplary role model and well deserving of this wonderful honor."

Sorrels, who is based in the firm’s Atlanta office, is one of 11 recipients of this year’s Silver Buffalo. He is being recognized for 28 years of organization leadership which included roles as Southern Region Board Member and Area President, the first National Commissioner Service Chairman, and Vice Chair of the National Venturing Committee, Scouting’s coed program for young adults.  

At Sutherland, Sorrels is member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and has practiced in the securities and banking regulatory and enforcement area for more than 25 years. His practice involves representing public and private companies, their officers and directors, along with financial institutions, accounting and law firms and their principals, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory enforcement actions, Department of Justice investigations, complex civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations.

The Silver Buffalo Award was created in 1926 and has recognized 13 U.S. Presidents, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, ExxonMobil Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rex W. Tillerson, race car driver Jeff Gordon, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. In its 86-year history, only 698 awards have been given.

The award ceremony will be held at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on May 27, 2011.

Other 2011 recipients include Ed Arnold, Pennsylvania; Steve Bowen, California; Dale and Gail Coyne, Illinois; Marshall Hollis, Mississippi; Dr. William Finerty, Ohio; Robert Rownd, Ohio; Walter Scott, Nebraska; Robert Sinclair, Washington; and Dr. Mary Stevens, California. 

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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