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Sutherland's Pappas Named President-Elect of Lawyers Club of Atlanta

June 17, 2003

ATLANTA (June 17, 2003) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is pleased to announce that Peter G. Pappas was elected First Vice President and President-Elect of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta by the Club's membership on May 21, 2003.

Mr. Pappas will become the Club's 85th President in June 2004 and will serve a one-year term.  As the seventh Sutherland lawyer to serve as President, Mr. Pappas will follow Elbert P. Tuttle, Madison Richardson, Randolph W. Thrower, James H. Wilson. Jr., Thomas A. Lamar and Charles T. Lester, Jr.

Mr. Pappas is an active member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Licensing Executives Society and the local chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  He is also Treasurer of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest international Greek-American association. 

Mr. Pappas focuses his practice in chemical patent prosecution, but also handles mechanical patent prosecution, federal trademark prosecution, intellectual property transactions, validity and infringement opinions, and litigation support.  Mr. Pappas earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama and his J.D. at the University of Alabama School of Law.

The Lawyers Club of Atlanta was founded in 1922 by a small coalition of lawyers determined to improve the ethical standards of the legal profession in the community.  Today, the club consists of more than 1700 members who work together to maintain an ethical and professional environment in the legal practice.

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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