Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has more than 400 attorneys and government relations professionals who serve in more than 40 diversified practice areas from the firm’s twelve offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Florida and West Virginia. With a commitment to providing high-quality, cost effective legal services, the firm represents a wide variety of clients that range from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
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September 2018: Former South Carolina governor and Clinton Education Secretary Richard Riley of South Carolina member firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has been named a 2018 Lifetime Achiever by The American Lawyer magazine. One of the original 17 governors who helped found SCG Legal in 1989, he was elected to the South Carolina legislature in 1963 and to the governorship in 1978. Voters amended the state constitution so that he could seek a second term, which he won in a landslide. During his tenure in the governor’s office, he passed sweeping education reforms to raise standards, reduce class sizes, add early childhood education programs and boost teacher pay. Governor Riley today leads EducationCounsel, a Nelson Mullins consultancy, and the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University, whose focus is the advancement of new ideas in the field of education.
March 2018: Former Michelin general counsel Daniel Sanders Jr. is returning to South Carolina member firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough later his month, where he plans to focus on corporate and litigation matters, specifically in the automotive, tire and transportation industries. For most of his tenure at Michelin, he was based in the company’s North American headquarters in Greenville. But from 2006 to 2008, he and his family moved to France to work from the company’s global headquarters. When he returned to the U.S., he continued to climb the ranks in the company, eventually assuming the top legal role in 2014. One of the first changes he made as chief legal officer was to move the lawyers in the company’s legal department to their respective business units, so that they’d be “sitting with their clients instead of their colleagues.” Michelin has not yet announced who will succeed Mr. Sanders as general counsel.