Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
|Main office||1320 Main Street, 17th Floor | Columbia | SC | 29201|
|Year of establishment||1897|
|Number of offices||13|
|Number of attorneys||430|
|Number of associates||98|
|Number of partners||238|
|Partner: associate ratio||2.40|
|Percent women attorneys||21.20|
|Percent minority attorneys||3.20|
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP provides advice and counsel in litigation, corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, employment, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies. With more than 40 diversified practice areas, Nelson Mullins provides creative solutions to legal and business problems while offering value-added service to clients. Many Nelson Mullins clients—including growth companies, expanding local businesses, and major international companies—retain the Firm to provide all of their legal services. Other clients are national companies requiring assistance with specific regional or local legal matters. The Firm also has experience representing international companies interested in locating facilities in the Southeast. Start-up assistance for entrepreneurial endeavors, multi-action litigation defense, and representation of underwriters and investment bankers are only a few of the services that are provided by Nelson Mullins attorneys. The Firm is large enough to ensure promptness of service, yet personal enough to maintain our established reputation for individual client attention. Nelson Mullins has adopted a program of closely managing its own performance, particularly with respect to quality of service and practice development. The Firm closely communicates regarding clients' requirements and the potential fees and expenses that may result from the Firm's work. Attorneys communicate with clients about available cost-saving measures. With more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from offices in Atlanta, Boston, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas, Nelson Mullins has strong roots in the business community and an appreciation for new directions in the business world. At heart, Nelson Mullins is an entrepreneurial firm dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to our most important partners, our clients. To that end, Nelson Mullins encourages its lawyers to approach each client individually, working to understand the needs, goals, and long-term plans of each client. By identifying these strategic issues, our attorneys can develop an individualized approach targeting each facet of the client, creating specific solutions to help address each need, to reach each goal, and to realize each long-term plan.
Areas of practice
Awards and recognitions
Nelson Mullins is a leader in its chosen practices, industries and locations and is frequently ranked in regional and national trade publications.
Chambers USA 2012 ranked Nelson Mullins among America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
US News ranked Nelson Mullins as Best Law Firm 2013.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) on Thursday presented John McElwaine, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Charleston office, with the Volunteer Service Award.
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers
In its hiring the firm looks for students with high academic achievement and consideration is given to undergraduate and law school academic performance. Students who show leadership capacities and show evidence of having participated in extracurricular activities are preferred. Law Review, Moot Court are an additional advantage. IP candidates must be Patent Bar eligible.
Every year the firm interviews potential candidates at Southeastern law schools and job fairs. Candidates interested in pursuing a legal career at Nelson Mullins may contact the Firm directly or register for an on campus interview. However, if the candidate's law school is not on the firm's campus schedule, the firm also considers applications from law students across the country. Recruitment of summer associates is supervised by the firm's Recruiting Committee but depends considerably upon the participation of all lawyers in the firm.
Nelson Mullins is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The firm will not discriminate in any aspect of its employment practices against any qualified applicant or employee on account of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or marital status.
The firm is committed to achieving and maintaining diversity in all aspects of its life. At the firm diversity is not a choice, it is a core value, a place where they celebrate their differences. The firm's workforce is populated by people from a wide range of racial, gender, age, ethnic, national origin, sexual orientation, and religious persuasions.
The firm actively recruits diverse talent through on-campus visits to law schools, attendance at regional and national job fairs, mentoring programs, and internal and external networking.
The firm believes that the greater their diversity, the more creative and effective it becomes. Its diversity brings to its workplace more varied perceptions, understandings, background, flair, and interests. The firm's clients come from different communities, cities and states and only a diverse workplace can best serve their interests.
The firm has the recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys as its top priority and through its various committees ensures that all have equal access to the best opportunities for their individual professional development and growth. The firm offers flexible and reduced-time work schedules that permit both male and female attorneys to work alternative schedules.
Nelson Mullins' achievements in the diversity area have been recognized and they have won numerous awards and accolades for their commitment to diversity. The firm is proud of its efforts and achievements to date, and comprehends that sustained diversity requires a continued commitment to the creation and maintenance of a climate of true inclusiveness and that it will continue promote and support diversity in all that they do.
Summer associate program
Nelson Mullins' Summer Associate Program is of great importance to the firm as it is from among the students that the firm looks to fill its positions for entry-level associates. The firm considers it be a vital part of its recruiting process. The program provides an ideal training ground for a fruitful and meaningful career at the firm. Nelson Mullins is dedicated to providing summer associates with an opportunity to achieve a realistic view of the firm's practice and its open and dynamic culture.
Summer associates are made to attend client matters, virtually from day one of the program. However, a major part of the first day is spent learning about the firm's history, its culture, its work ethos and its people. The program is designed to show the students what they require to succeed at the firm. Students are provided challenging and exciting work assignments and opportunities for summer associates to interact with all attorneys at the firm.
Summer associates experience the day-to-day practice of law through opportunities to attend depositions, negotiation and drafting sessions, client conferences, closings, administrative hearings, and trials. Assignments will depend on the practice area and the needs of the clients and could include drafting briefs and pleadings; working on financial and corporate transactions; and participating in the preparation of securities offerings.
More than just telling them what to do, associates are made to practice in actual work situations. In this way, each summer associate has an opportunity to evaluate the firm and its practice by becoming involved in major projects and by observing the work of the firm's lawyers.
The firm's Summer Program is designed to give summer associates an all-inclusive view of the firm's practice, at the same time giving the firm an opportunity to evaluate the skills of the summer associates and assess his potential as a probable enduring employee at the firm.
Salary & benefits
Health; Dental; Prescription Drug; Flex Spending Accounts; 401K; LTD & STD; Life Insurance; AD&D; Supplemental Life, LTD, Cancer, Intensive Care, Long Term Care and Vision Care Plans; Paid Holidays; Flexible Vacation; CLE/Bar Dues/Professional Organizations; many types of leave.
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