SC Lawyers Weekly & NC Lawyers Weekly
May 3, 2016
On April 25, SC Lawyers Weekly and NC Lawyers Weekly reported on the largest law firms in the Carolinas.
- As of January 1 in the Palmetto State, NP was the 2nd largest firm with 126 attorneys.
- As of January 1 in the Tarheel State, NP was the 18th largest with 75 attorneys.
An excerpt from NCLW's report.
Attorney diversity is another ongoing challenge for law firms....Nexsen Pruet board chairman John Sowards said the firm recently appointed Raleigh partner Ken Lewis to head the firm’s diversity initiative.
“Through that we fund annual scholarships and in September we hosted American Bar Association President Paulette Brown for a Diversity CLE and a round table about the ‘School to Prison Pipeline,’” Sowards said. “We are actively working to increase diversity.”
In 2015, Nexsen Pruet climbed nine spots on The National Law Journal list of the 350 largest law firms in the nation. Coming in at #215, the firm remains one of only two South Carolina-based law firms to make the list.