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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Announces New Partners and Counsel

January 6, 2003

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON (January 6, 2003) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys have become partner and four attorneys have been named counsel effective January 1, 2003.

New Partners

In the firm's Atlanta office, Thomas P. Wilson (34) has been made partner in the Litigation Group. Thomas practices in the areas of construction law and international dispute resolution. His experience includes litigating and arbitrating complex construction cases in a variety of forums, both international and domestic. Additionally, Thomas has significant experience advising clients in regards to contract negotiation, contract management and project execution.

In the firm's Washington, D.C. office, Mary E. Thornton (33) was promoted to partner in the Business Practices Group. Mary focuses her practice in the areas of securities regulation, the federal regulation of mutual funds, broker-dealer regulation, investment-oriented insurance products and investment company law. She counsels companies regarding general SEC registration, compliance and disclosure issues.

New Counsel

In Atlanta, Rebecca L. Burnaugh (33) focuses her practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of broker-dealers, compliance personnel, attorneys and accountants in professional negligence cases and regulatory investigations. Andrea E. Hayworth (36) practices in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, securities issues and general corporate matters.

In Washington, Ronald R. Massumi (48) focuses his practice on corporate transactional matters, business disputes and commercial litigation. David A. Roby, Jr. (35) focuses his practice on federal tax planning and controversy matters with an emphasis on the taxation of partnerships, corporations, and investment companies.

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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