Carmen Harper Thomas named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carmen Harper Thomas, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, has been named a Fellow in the 2017 class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which identifies, trains, and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 1,000 mid-career attorneys since 2011, offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership,” according to President Robert J. Grey, Jr.

Ms. Thomas’ law practice focuses on complex litigation and counsel on a variety of financial services issues; the intersection of law-related services and technology; and protecting trade secrets. She also defends businesses in class actions in state and federal courts and in issues involving state and federal agencies.