Sutherland Adds Former Texas Principal Deputy Solicitor General to Austin Office

May 31, 2012, 15:15 ET from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Sean D. Jordan, previously the Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, has joined the firm as a partner in Sutherland's Austin Office and will co-lead the firm's Appellate Practice.

"Sean has more than 18 years of experience in complex civil litigation in both government service and private practice in Texas," said Mark D. Wasserman, Sutherland's managing partner. "His understanding of and insight into the litigation environment in Texas, at both the trial and appellate level, will immediately benefit our clients."

During Mr. Jordan's recent service in the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas, he represented the State of Texas, its agencies and officials in more than 40 appeals in federal and state courts. As the Principal Deputy Solicitor General, he also led a team of appellate lawyers charged with supervising all of the federal and state court appeals handled by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Before joining the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Jordan handled appellate cases and complex civil litigation in private practice for 10 years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

Mr. Jordan joins Sutherland's Texas-based litigation team that includes Judge Kent C. Sullivan, former justice for the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston, First Assistant Attorney General and a District Judge.

"Sean's addition to our litigation team will deeply enhance our appellate practice," said Rachel G. Clingman, co-partner-in-charge of Sutherland's Houston office. "Together, Sean and Judge Sullivan provide clients with consummate appellate experience from both sides of the bar."

"Over the past five years, Sutherland has represented clients in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit and many state appellate courts on a wide variety of substantive law issues," said Mr. Jordan. "I am excited to have the opportunity to join and lead such an accomplished team of lawyers dedicated to helping their clients effectively resolve disputes at all levels of the judicial system."

Sutherland's offices in Austin and Houston represent clients in Texas and around the world in transactional, regulatory, environmental, intellectual property and litigation matters.

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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