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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0180
James M. Cain

With more than three decades of experience, Jamie Cain has guided insurers, banks, securities and commodities firms, and funds through significant transactions that transform their businesses including public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly works with U.S. and foreign companies to interpret and comply with the myriad of securities, commodities, insurance and banking laws that apply to these transactions.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0180
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8063
Brittany M. Cambre

Brittany Cambre, a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, focuses her practice on complex business litigation for corporate clients, education litigation, and employment litigation. She counsels clients in a wide array of issues including professional liability, corporate governance, special education law, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour issues under federal and state law.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8063
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5073
Doyle Campbell

Doyle Campbell advises U.S. and European investment managers of private equity funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds in all phases of their business, from fund formation, preparing offering and launch documents, and compliance with securities regulations and other organizational matters to ongoing operational and investment matters, including structuring and managing portfolio investments, and exit transactions.

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Doyle Campbell Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5073
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0865
Charles C. Capouet

Charles Capouet advises clients on the full range of state and local tax matters, including sales and use, excise, income and transfer taxes. He instructs clients on the taxation of cloud computing and digital goods, as well as unclaimed property matters.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0865
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Staff Attorney
Houston - +1.713.470.6168
Roshanda N. Cayette-Contreras

Roshanda Cayette-Contreras counsels energy clients engaged in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In large-scale, multidistrict litigation, she is responsible for activities such as electronic discovery, document management, motions practice and exhibit preparation. Her clients encounter an array of civil litigation matters in the energy sector, from contract disputes to tort claims.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6168
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0533
Elizabeth S. Cha

Liz Cha counsels clients on state and local taxation matters, including tax structuring and planning. She regularly advises on a full range of tax types such as income, franchise, sales and use, and property taxes.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0533
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8049
Christopher J. Chan

Whether advising in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 corporation, or counseling principals at a technology start-up, Chris Chan helps clients identify key intellectual property and implement iron-clad legal strategies to protect it. His practice encompasses all facets of patent law including international and domestic portfolio management and strategy, patent procurement, opinions and clearance studies, due diligence, licensing and related litigation. Chris offers clients a unique combination of intellectual property legal knowledge, advanced technical training and an intimate understanding of the Asian marketplace. He obtains and enforces key patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights for a variety of technologies, from computers, software, and financial transaction systems, to power generation equipment and controls, electro-mechanical devices and medical devices.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8049
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0194
Robert S. Chase II

Robb Chase helps multinational companies with significant operations in the United States plan their transactions—acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings and finance company arrangements—to achieve desired business objectives while minimizing the domestic and international tax consequences. Robb guides clients on the planning and integration side of transactions—navigating the maze of U.S. tax rules and regulations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0194
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Associate
New York - +1.212.389.5071
Sarah Q. Chaudhry

Sarah Chaudhry counsels on a variety of commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on financial services and securities litigation.

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New York - +1.212.389.5071
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0184
Nicholas T. Christakos

With more than 30 years of representing clients in federal and state courts, in litigation and arbitration, Nick Christakos knows that no two clients or cases are identical and that each client has individual business needs, philosophies and goals. Understanding each client’s business, planning a targeted litigation strategy and obtaining a favorable outcome are key to Nick’s broad-based litigation experience, which includes work in insurance, reinsurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), securities, employment law, automotive franchise and general contract disputes.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0184
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Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8096
New York - +1.212.389.5089
Edward P. Christian

With nearly 20 years of experience, Ed Christian advises a variety of entities, including investment funds, portfolio companies, lenders and borrowers, business development companies (BDCs), airlines, and lessors and lessees on complex debt and equity transactions in the alternative finance, leveraged finance, aviation, transportation, energy and capital equipment sectors.

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Edward P. Christian Senior Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8096
New York - +1.212.389.5089
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Partner
Houston - +1.713.470.6107
Benjamin G. Clark

Ben Clark has extensive experience representing the energy industry in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Ben’s energy client base includes electric and gas utilities, pipelines, refineries, commodity trading firms and oilfield service companies.

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Houston - +1.713.470.6107
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Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8027
Brenna M. Clark

Brenna Clark focuses her practice on a range of employee benefits matters. She advises clients on qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, and compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. Brenna also provides employee benefits advice in corporate transactions.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8027
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8032
Reginald J. Clark

An early interest in business law ultimately led Reggie Clark to Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, where he counsels a variety of corporate clients on the complex tax issues that affect corporate acquisitions, restructurings, spinoffs and other transactions. Reggie also advises clients in tax disputes, often serving as their representative before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with ruling or technical advice requests. In addition to corporate clients, Reggie represents university endowment fund managers on the taxation and legal issues associated with private equity and other investments.
 

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8032
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8118
Kristin Ward Cleare

Kristin Cleare advises clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital investments and general corporate governance. Kristin also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues affecting payment systems.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8118
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8128
James L. Cline

James Cline focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications for mechanical, electromechanical, computer implemented, control system, consumer product and medical device technologies.

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James L. Cline Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8128
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Associate
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0940
Ronald D. Coenen, Jr.

Ron Coenen Jr. is a member of Sutherland’s Financial Services Practice Group.  Ron helps financial institutions, including insurance companies, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and business development companies, comply with regulatory requirements.  Ron also counsels clients on corporate governance matters and in their capital raising efforts.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0940
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Senior Counsel
Sacramento - +1.916.241.0508
Eric J. Coffill

A widely respected thought leader on state and local tax issues, Eric Coffill brings more than 30 years of experience counseling clients on multistate tax controversy and litigation matters at the administrative, trial and appellate levels, particularly before the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and State Board of Equalization (SBE). Eric advises manufacturers, government contractors, technology service providers and other industry-leading companies on all aspects of state and local taxes, including transactional, income, nexus and apportionment issues.

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Eric J. Coffill Senior Counsel
Sacramento - +1.916.241.0508
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Partner
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0167
Adam B. Cohen

Adam Cohen develops practical solutions to the complex issues of employee compensation, benefits, retirement and pensions. He has more than 20 years of experience representing public companies, closely held businesses and tax-exempt organizations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0167
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Of Counsel
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8262
Katherine Meyers Cohen

Kitty Meyers Cohen manages tax issues affecting health care providers and other exempt organizations in her tax law practice. She oversees Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues faced by the firm’s numerous nonprofit health care clients (teaching hospitals, medical faculty practice plans, HMOs, PPOs, pharmaceutical companies, physician joint ventures and insurance companies). With a practice that is national in scope, Kitty counsels on legal and regulatory matters ranging from state administrative proceedings on Medicaid reimbursement disputes for specific clients to helping inform Congressional staff members about issues of concern. Kitty also represents the firm’s tax-exempt clients, largely universities and academic medical centers, on exempt organization matters, including tax issues and filings relating to offshore assets. Since 1987, she has served as outside tax counsel to the State Bar of Georgia and counsel to the Georgia Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Supreme Court of Georgia. She also serves exempt organizations such as quasi-governmental organizations and charities.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8262
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Partner
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8038
N. Jerold Cohen

Former Chief Counsel for the IRS, Jerry Cohen guides his clients in domestic and international tax planning to avoid controversy and defends them in litigation when controversies arise. His diverse clients include U.S. and foreign-based corporations, manufacturers, accounting firms, law firms and individuals.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8038
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8126
David W. Cone

David Cone represents developers, pension fund administrators, lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate finance and development matters. He advises clients on acquisitions, financing transactions, commercial real estate loans and timberland contracts.

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David W. Cone Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8126
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Associate
Atlanta - +1.404.853.8142
Melissa A. Conrad-Alam

Melissa Conrad-Alam advises clients on both litigation and corporate issues. She focuses her litigation practice on an array of business and commercial litigation matters, while her corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance.

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Atlanta - +1.404.853.8142
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Counsel
Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0944
Amanda P. Cooper

Amanda Cooper is a federal and international tax attorney serving a range of U.S. and foreign corporate clients. She advises on tax controversy, tax planning, and financial transactions involving domestic and international taxation considerations.

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Washington, DC - +1.202.383.0944
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Partner
New York - +1.212.389.5045
Robert E. Copps

Bob Copps is a corporate lawyer focusing on private investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. Bob represents private investment funds in all aspects of their operations, including fund formation, capital raising, structuring and making portfolio investments, regulatory matters, managing portfolio investments and exit transactions. Bob handles M&A transactions and general corporate matters for both publicly-traded and private corporate clients. These transactions include mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, acquisitions of divisions, joint ventures and other similar transactions. He has worked with very prominent clients on significant transactions in a number of industries, including: timber, water and natural resources, manufacturing, energy, technology, telecommunications and financial services.

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New York - +1.212.389.5045

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