Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan opened a Houston office with a single attorney in 2002 and has since grown to include more than 35 full-time attorneys and a large team of contract attorneys.
In Houston, the firm primarily serves the energy industry. Rachel Giesber Clingman, formerly of Fulbright & Jaworski, is the co-partner-in-charge of Sutherland’s local office. Clingman, who will also be the lead trial counsel for Transocean in the upcoming Deepwater Horizon civil trial in New Orleans, spoke to the Chronicle. Edited excerpts follow.
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