Troutman Sanders LLP, founded in 1897, is an international law firm with more than 650 attorneys located in North America and Asia. The firm is organized into over forty areas of legal practice within five sections: Business Law, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation, and Real Estate. Stephen "Steve" E. Lewis is the firms Managing Partner. Carl E. Sanders, the former Governor of Georgia, served as Chairman Emeritus until his death in 2014. In 1897, Troutman Sanders was founded as the private practice of Walter T. Colquitt. Colquitt was well known in Atlanta near the end of the 19th century for his representation of the Georgia Railway and Electric Company, which would later become the Georgia Power Company. In 1930, Colquitt formed a partnership with two brothers, Henry and Robert Troutman, both of whom were well-respected lawyers that had clients, such as Gulf Refining Company, the Georgia Real Estate Commission and the National Surety Company. Additionally, Colquitt had two other attorneys, Robert S. Parker and Preston Stanley Arkwright Jr., join the firm creating Colquitt, Parker, Troutman and Arkwright. For the next thirty years, the firm grew in size, reputation and client base, and went through a few name changes as partnerships were formed and broken. By the late 1960s, the firm was known as Troutman Sams Schroder & Lockerman.