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Sutherland Attorney Tapped to LEAD Atlanta

June 23, 2011

ATLANTA (June 23, 2011) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Associate Francesca Danielle Allison has been selected to take part in the 2012 LEAD Atlanta program for young professionals. This competitive program offers an intensive nine-month training that focuses on personal and professional development.

“Danielle is well-deserving of this honor," said Sutherland Partner Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy. “She has the integrity, passion, and talent necessary to be a leader in the community and truly represents the next generation of Atlanta leaders."

Danielle is a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses on securities arbitration, complex business litigation, employment law, and education law. She has experience representing a broad range of companies and organizations in various business disputes in state and federal court. Danielle has also worked on several significant pro bono matters, providing critical representation to clients seeking Medicaid benefits for children with terminal disabilities, social security benefits for breast cancer patients, and voting rights for college students.

Additionally, Danielle is an Executive Board Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; graduate of Atlanta Women’s Foundation Destiny Fund; and member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession.

Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader committed to the common good. Established in 2004 as an initiative of Leadership Atlanta, the program is distinguished by its unique integration of personal, professional, and community education.  LEAD Atlanta boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni.  These young leaders, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of metro Atlanta's leaders.

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.

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