WASHINGTON (November 26, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today opened its new office in Washington DC, at 700 Sixth Street, Northwest. Moving from its previous office, which due to continued growth had expanded across three buildings, the new location brings all of Sutherland’s Washington lawyers and staff under one roof and provides room for continued growth. The firm signed a 15-year lease for the 146,578-square-foot space in December 2009.
“As a firm we are committed to delivering the highest quality legal services efficiently for our clients," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Moving to the new space at 700 Sixth Street gives us the opportunity to improve our allocation and use of resources and space and implement the latest technology to support the work of our clients."
Consistent with Sutherland’s commitment to sustainability and the conservation of energy and resources, 700 Sixth Street is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and Sutherland’s offices have been designed to LEED Gold Certification standards. One of the first and largest buildings in Washington DC to earn LEED Platinum Certification for core and shell, 700 Sixth Street also features one of the largest green roofs in the city. Sutherland will be located on floors five through 10 in the 12-story building located next to the Verizon Center. The building is at the center of one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods and provides easy access to metro.
“The move is the culmination of a five-year process incorporating input from our attorneys and staff to clearly identify and meet our needs both now and for the future," said Richard G. Murphy Jr., partner-in-charge of the Washington office. “It’s exciting to see the fruits of our labor, and my deepest gratitude goes to the entire team that dedicated themselves over the past five years to making this move a success."
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
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.