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Sutherland Tax Group Adds Lateral Partner

March 16, 2001

WASHINGTON (March 16, 2001) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces the addition of F. Brook Voght as a tax partner in its Washington office. Mr. Voght, formerly a member of Miller & Chevalier, Chartered, will continue to focus his practice primarily on tax controversy matters. Mr. Voght has handled a variety of tax cases and matters for clients in a wide range of industries, including public utilities and energy, timber, retailing, automotive, banking and insurance, among others.

"We have known Brook for many years. He is an outstanding lawyer and we are delighted that he has joined us," stated Jerome B. Libin, firmwide chairman of Sutherland's 70-lawyer Tax Group. "Mr. Voght's expertise in the energy and utility areas will be a particularly valuable asset given the firm's existing client base in those areas," commented James L. Henderson III, firmwide Managing Partner.

Mr. Voght has served as Chair of the Court Procedure Committee and the Excise Tax Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. He is an active member of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, currently serving as Treasurer. He is a former member of the American Bar Association National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants, and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the American Inns of Court (U.S. Tax Court, J. Edgar Murdock Inn), and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Voght graduated, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Florida Law Review and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Order of the Coif. He then served as attorney-adviser to U.S. Tax Court Judge William M. Drennen for two years before entering private practice in 1973.

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 325 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.

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