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Columbia Attorney Works to Close Pay Gap

Marguerite Willis to Discuss “Glass Ceilings and Glass Slippers” at National Conference

April 14, 2015

Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Marguerite Willis is in California this week to participate in “Glass Ceilings and Glass Slippers” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference. The annual event addresses practical issues and topics that are challenging litigators in today’s evolving legal environment.

“We’ve had the Equal Pay Act in place since 1963. But across industry sectors, on average, women still make only 78% of what a man makes for the same job,” said Willis, who is President of the SC Women Lawyers Association. “I am telling women across the country that even if they are willing to tolerate inequality for themselves, they should NOT tolerate it for their daughters, nieces and granddaughters who are next in line.”

Willis, who is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, is co-chair of Nexsen Pruet’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Practice.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Columbia College, a private all-girls school that is devoted to instilling the principles of leadership.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only. The LCA seeks a high level of diversity in its composition and includes Women’s and Diversity Initiatives.  For more information regarding the LCA or the 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows, please visit

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.

Source: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2013)