COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nexsen Pruet litigator and legal leader Marguerite Willis is the President of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) for 2018. As President, she will oversee efforts to further the goals and objectives of the trial lawyer honor society.
“Marguerite’s impact cannot be measured without considering her incredible civic volunteerism, professional leadership and mentorship contributions,” said Leighton Lord, Chairman of Nexsen Pruet. “We are fortunate to have strong leaders at the firm, contributing to a legacy much larger than their everyday practice. This role with the Litigation Counsel of America is just one of many examples of such leadership.”
At Nexsen Pruet, Willis practices complex commercial litigation with a focus in the antitrust field. Her experience includes class action practice in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. She has served as national counsel for a Fortune 100 company in its asbestos property damage litigation and for a major pharmaceutical company in over 4,000 cases involving claims of price-fixing and price discrimination under federal and state law. She presently serves as National Discovery Counsel for a major tire manufacturer.
Willis is a member of the South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and District of Columbia Bars, and is former President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is also co-founder of the Litigation Counsel of America’s Academy of Antitrust Law. She is devoted to addressing matters that impact women and girls, ranging from pay equity to economic opportunity.
From the Litigation Counsel of America: The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The LCA Fellowship also includes Judicial Fellows, Academic Fellows (law professors/legal scholars), Legislative Fellows and In-House Counsel Fellows.
Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 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.