Governor Appoints Floyd to Disabilities Council

February 12, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – February 12, 2009 – William Floyd III, an employment and labor attorney in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office, has joined The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.    

Governor Mark Sanford appointed Floyd to the board, which is focused on providing leadership, funding and advocacy for people with disabilities. 

“A significant number of South Carolinians are individuals with developmental disabilities.  Too often they are overlooked in the job market and elsewhere.  I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Governor’s Council and to helping individuals with disabilities,” said Floyd.  “This is an important segment of our State’s citizens and they deserve dignity, respect and independence.” 

Floyd is certified by the SC Supreme Court as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist.  He has been a long-time advocate of people with special needs.  In 2007, he wrote Smart Move: An Employer’s Legal Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities, which was published and distributed by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. 

The mission of the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council is to provide leadership in advocating, funding and implementing initiatives which recognize the inherent dignity of each individual, and promote independence, productivity, respect and inclusion for all persons with disabilities and their families.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 170 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. 

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