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Friday, January 31, 2014

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Lewis S. Wiener, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, was elected president of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. Mr. Wiener is the first person in the bar’s 26-year history to be elected twice as president. His term as president will commence on January 1, 2014. Also elected as officers of the Bar Association were Mary Abate, president-elect, from the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; John Fargo, secretary, from the Civil Division of the Department of Justice; and Matthew Solomson, treasurer, Associate General Counsel with Booz Allen Hamilton.

“We are honored that Lew was elected president of this important organization, which promotes collaboration between the bench and bar,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark Wasserman. “Lew’s election continues our legacy of service to the bar begun by our former Partner Randolph Thrower, who was one of the bar’s founders and served as its first president.”

Mr. Wiener joined the bar’s Executive Committee in 1998 and has served on the advisory council for the Court of Federal Claims since 2001. He was elected president of the bar in 2002 and served as treasurer from 2004 through 2011, when he was elected secretary. Mr. Wiener served as president-elect in 2013.

Lewis Wiener is a corporate defense attorney with more than 25 years of trial and advocacy experience. Head of Sutherland’s Financial Services Litigation Team and a member of the firm's executive committee, he represents banks, credit card companies, consumer finance companies, insurance companies and related entities and individuals in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. Prior to joining Sutherland, Mr. Wiener was a trial lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was twice recognized by the Attorney General for special achievement in the handling of significant litigation matters on behalf of the United States.

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