December, 2010 – Former South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tem Harry F. Cato has contracted with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to advise the firm’s government relations clients and expand its practice.
Mr. Cato served in the S.C. House from 1991 through November 2010, representing District 17 in Greenville County.
Harry Cato’s extensive knowledge of and experience with state government is a major new resource for our firm, and our clients interested in state government will benefit from his wise counsel and strategic advice, said Nelson Mullins partner David H. Wilkins, chair of the firm’s Public Policy and International Law Group.
The Nelson Mullins government practice guides clients through the design and implementation of government relations strategies before state governments and in Washington, DC. The firm has registered lobbyists in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. Mr. Cato will not engage in lobbying during his initial year out of public office.
Mr. Cato served as chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee from 1994 until 2008, successfully managing legislation on numerous important measures affecting the state’s business sector. He most recently served as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House. He also has served as Mayor Pro Tempore of Travelers Rest and a member of its City Council.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 400 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from 12 office locations in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com, or call 803.255.9794.