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Sutherland's Barwick Named President of State Bar of Georgia

May 15, 2003

ATLANTA (May 15, 2003) – Sutherland litigation partner William D. Barwick will serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia for a one-year term beginning June 2003.

Mr. Barwick served as State Bar Secretary from 2000 through 2002 and President-Elect from 2002 through 2003.  He previously served as president of the Atlanta Bar Association from 1992 through 1993.  He has been involved in bar activities at every level.  In addition to holding officer positions with the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, he has served on both the State Bar Disciplinary Board and the Judicial Nominating Commission.  He was also elected president of the Younger Lawyers Division of the State Bar in 1984.

Mr. Barwick concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, telecommunications, insurance coverage and commercial litigation.

"Service to the organized bar has been a tradition at Sutherland for over seventy-five years.  It is an honor for me to continue in that tradition and I am grateful for the support I've been given by the firm and its attorneys," says Mr. Barwick.

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 350 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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