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Sutherland Tops Chambers USA 2007 Rankings

July 10, 2007

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (July 10, 2007) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces its 2007 rankings from Chambers and Partners, a highly regarded legal research organization.  Chambers and Partners compiled research from more than 10,000 national peer and client interviews to create objective rankings based on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment.

Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman  noted, "We are very proud to have so many of our attorneys ranked highly with Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  These results reflect the quality of our work, as well as our commitment to outstanding client service."

The firm received national rankings in Financial Services: Asset Management Regulation, Tax: Corporate, Tax: Litigation and Energy: Electricity.  The firm earned number one rankings in construction, energy & natural resources and tax practice areas in Georgia.  In addition, the following attorneys received individual number one rankings in their respective practice areas:  Alfred G. Adams, Jr., N. Jerold Cohen, Lee C. Davis, Jennifer W. Fletcher, James B. Jordan, Cada T. Kilgore III and Lloyd Leva Plaine.  Below are the firm’s complete 2007 Chambers rankings, as well as rankings for individual attorneys.

Firm Rankings

Construction – Georgia
Energy & Natural Resources – Georgia
Tax – Georgia
Corporate/M&A – Georgia
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Real Estate – Georgia
Financial Services: Asset Management Regulation – National
Tax: Corporate – National
Tax: Litigation – National
Energy: Electricity – National
Environment – Texas
Intellectual Property – Georgia
Tax – District of Columbia


Individual Rankings

Alfred G. Adams, Jr. – Real Estate – Georgia
N. Jerold Cohen – Tax – Georgia
Lee C. Davis – Construction – Georgia
Jennifer W. Fletcher – Construction – Georgia
James B. Jordan – Real Estate – Georgia
Cada T. Kilgore III – Energy & Natural Resources – Georgia
Lloyd Leva Plaine – Wealth Management: Eastern Region – National
John H. Fleming – Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
James K. Hasson, Jr. – Tax – Georgia
Jerome B. Libin – Tax – District of Columbia
F. Barry McCabe – Construction– Georgia
Herbert J. Short, Jr. – Energy & Natural Resources – Georgia
Herbert N. Beller – Tax – District of Columbia – Steven B. Boehm
Reginald J. Clark – Tax – Georgia
N. Jerold Cohen – Tax: Litigation – National
Victor P. Haley – Real Estate – Georgia
Scott M. Hobby – Business Process Outsourcing – National
Mark D. Kaufman – Corporate/M&A – Georgia
Jerome B. Libin – Tax: Litigation – National
John L. North – Intellectual Property – Georgia
Stephen E. Roth – Financial Services: Asset Management Regulation – National
Malvern U. Griffin III – Intellectual Property – Georgia
Keith R. McCrea – Energy: Electricity – District of Columbia

In addition to the individual rankings above, Partner Robert J. Pile was ranked as "Up and Coming" in the area of Corporate/M&A in Georgia.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an AmLaw 100 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 450 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit


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