April 29, 2020
"Yolanda and Ashleigh exemplify what it means to be outstanding attorneys," says Ken Lewis, Nexsen Pruet Member and director of the firm's diversity initiative. "We are thrilled they are being recognized for their superior talents, commitment to clients and leadership skills and look forward to their continued contributions to our clients, our firm and the legal profession."
According to National Black Lawyers, the honor is given only to a select group for their superior skills and qualifications. Membership is the exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.
From the National Black Lawyers Association:
The National Black Lawyers is a professional honorary organization composed of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers who represent individuals and businesses in the American legal system. Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to attorneys who excel in their profession or promote diversity. The National Black Lawyers is one of very few preeminent organizations in the United States established to promote the nation’s top black attorneys and is designed to enhance the professional development of its members.
With the selection of Yolanda Davis and Ashleigh Greene by The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, they have shown that they exemplify superior qualifications, leadership skills, and performance in their areas of legal practice. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 is an essential source of networking and information for black attorneys throughout the nation. The final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding black lawyers chosen to represent their state.
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