WASHINGTON (October 13, 2011) – On Thursday, October 13, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) – Capital Chapter inducted Felice C. Wagner into its Hall of Fame. Ms. Wagner is Chief Business Development Officer at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
To receive this honor, inductees must meet stringent criteria, including proven contributions to the local chapter, its members, and the legal marketing industry as a whole. Additionally, an inductee must demonstrate the highest level of experience and leadership.
Ms. Wagner has accomplished these Hall of Fame benchmarks over a 16-year career. She has furthered the credibility of legal marketing, enhanced the role of LMA, and mentored individuals as leaders in the legal sector. When she served as Capital Chapter president in 2004, the local group was named LMA “Chapter of the Year." In 2008, Ms. Wagner served as co-chair of the national conference, which set attendance records.
“Sutherland is proud to have Felice on our team, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Since joining Sutherland, Felice has developed and led key client service and business development programs that have empowered our attorneys and played a key role in the firm’s success."
Prior to taking the helm of Sutherland’s Client & Practice Development department, Ms. Wagner ran a independent consultancy – Sugarcrest Development Group – that she founded in 1998. The boutique firm advised nearly 40 law firms, corporations and legal associations across North America on how to effectively grow their businesses. Ms. Wagner, an avid author and guest speaker, also formerly practiced law. She earned her degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.
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.