ATLANTA (March 8, 2011) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces today that two partners, Rachel Giesber Clingman and Robert J. Pile, were named 2011 BTI Client Service All-Stars. The duo were selected for the award by clients for providing outstanding legal service. Rachel, a member of Sutherland’s litigation group in Houston, was nominated by a large pharmaceuticals company, and Robert, a member of Sutherland’s corporate team in Atlanta, was chosen by a Fortune 500 high-tech company.
“We are extremely proud of Rachel and Bob for receiving this award," said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “In our field, client nomination is the ultimate compliment. Congratulations to both of these fine attorneys."
The BTI Client Service All-Star Awards are the result of interviews with corporate counsel conducted by the BTI Consulting Group. The Group focuses on Fortune 1000 companies and large organizations to probe different aspects of law firm relationships including the needs and priorities of clients and quality of service.
About BTI Consulting Group
The Boston-based consulting group is the leading provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services firms. BTI conducts the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry based on more than 1,000 independent interviews with general counsel and key decision makers that hire law firms.
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.