The New York Times, The Post and Courier, The State
July 27, 2016
Photographer Damon Winter from The New York Times captured Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Marguerite Willis on the floor of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia on July 26th.
Captioned online with "Marguerite Willis of South Carolina cheered as Hillary Clinton was formally nominated," the photo was featured on the front page of the Times for an article entitled "Democrats Make Hillary Clinton a Historic Nominee" and on the front page of Charleston's The Post and Courier in an article entitled "Democrats 'crack glass ceiling.'"
The Post and Courier's Washington correspondent Emma Dumain explored how the spotlight found Willis and others in a follow-up report: "How three South Carolina delegates wound up on the front page of the New York Times."
Additionally, Columbia's The State newspaper featured a similar follow up "SC Democratic delegates make the front page of the New York Times" as well as "South Carolinians join in historic vote." An excerpt:
Marguerite Willis, a Clinton delegate from South Carolina’s 7th District who worked for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, said winning in November would be more than just a symbolic victory.
“I’m here to round out the experience for myself and for all the mothers, daughters, sisters, women who strive every day for pay equality and to protect their constitutional rights to control their own health issues,” Willis said.
Before traveling to the historic event, Willis recorded three 'girl power' videos for young women and lawyers.
In her law practice, Marguerite Willis defends corporate clients in complex commercial litigation. Outside of work, she offers her time and talent helping to build the next generation of women business leaders.