WASHINGTON (August 29, 2000) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Nancy L. Hankin has joined the firm as a counsel in the Litigation Group. Ms. Hankin's practice will focus in the area of intellectual property law, specifically trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, licensing and litigation.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Ms. Hankin spent 17 years at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, most recently as a Senior Attorney. She has extensive experience in both trademark law and related industry practices. As a Senior Attorney Manager, Ms. Hankin mentored numerous junior attorneys, made recommendations regarding Trademark Office policy as it relates to trademark examination issues, and represented the Trademark Office at official functions involving the private bar and attorneys visiting from foreign countries.
Ms. Hankin received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.A., cum laude , from University of North Carolina at Greenboro. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Missouri Bars and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Thomas M. Tracy is joining the firm as an associate in the Real Estate Group. Mr. Tracy will concentrate his practice in the area of real estate law, focusing on conduit and traditional real estate and finance, leasing and development.
Mr. Tracy received his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude , from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He joins the firm from the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Tracy is a member of the North Carolina Bar and the State of New York Bar.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
For further information, please contact Kim Perret.