August 26, 2014
On August 19, Law360 profiled former Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Michelle Childs. The piece entitled "The Ardent Ambassador” looks at how Childs became “only the third woman and third African-American to sit on South Carolina’s district court bench.”
"During nearly a decade with Nexsen Pruet LLC, Childs built a reputation as a labor and employment expert that caught the attention of officials with the state’s Department of Labor, who called her up in 2000 — the year she became the firm’s first African-American partner — to present her with an offer she couldn’t refuse.
“They asked me to be the deputy director, and initially I turned them down because I had worked so hard to become a partner,” she says. “But they just kept pressing me. I knew I could go back to my partnership after my term was over, but, looking back, I know I just had to run with it, and that my days in private practice were done.”"
Check out the entire article on Law360 where Childs' bench demeanor is described as "one of poise, meticulousness and engagement ... 'quiet command.'"