The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected 18 attorneys to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2024. Overall, the firm elected 18 new partners across 10 cities and seven states and the District of Columbia.
In South Carolina:
In Columbia, S.C.
Scott MacLatchie is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on premises defense, product liability defense, complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and adversarial bankruptcy litigation. Scott often represents local and international product manufacturers, the hospitality industry, businesses victimized by third-party crimes, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies in litigation in state and federal court. Scott handles cases from start to finish, including in complex electronic discovery, oral argument, and trial.
In Greenville, S.C.
Ricky Davis focuses his practice on public and private mergers and acquisition, securities, corporate governance, private equity, and public company reporting.
Elizabeth Donaldson advises a variety of entities with regulatory and compliance matters related to the consumer finance industry, including state and federal consumer protection laws, regulation and licensing, anti–money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and traditional and non–traditional lending. She assists clients throughout the lifecycle of product development as they strive to offer new and innovative products and services through both traditional and online channels.
In Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Elizabeth Haskins practices energy and environmental law. She helps large industrial power users meet their green energy goals, and she helps renewable developers, trade groups, and private equity firms that are trying to create more green energy options. She also helps companies manage their environmental risk, and she provides regulatory and litigation services for a range of energy and environmental issues.
Wesley Moran practices in the areas of commercial and products liability litigation, class-action defense, as well as government and internal investigations. Wes has represented his clients at every stage of litigation, including trial in both state federal courts and arbitration. His clients include financial institutions, healthcare institutions, real estate developers, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
Steven Campbell focuses on product liability and mass-tort actions, ranging from individual personal injury and property damage cases to nationwide Multi-District Litigation (MDL). He is experienced in handling complex cases turning on technical and scientific issues for clients in a variety of industries.
Brian Gillespie practices with the Venture Capital and Technology group. His practice focuses primarily on representing startup companies from formation through exit, from seed financings to growth stage financings, and from majority-deals to exits.
Greg O’Neil practices and nationally manages civil litigation across the United States in the areas of products and premises liability and commercial law. He also has practiced in the areas of labor and employment, asbestos and other toxic torts, securities litigation, accident investigations, professional liability, and municipal and civil rights litigation.
George Ray focuses his practice on Georgia government relations, administrative law, and regulatory proceedings. Representing a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit entities in the education, healthcare, criminal justice, financial services, and other regulated industries before the Georgia General Assembly and State agencies, George works with clients to develop and implement strategies at each stage of the legislative and regulatory policy processes. He also helps clients resolve Georgia business, regulatory, and procurement disputes.
Shaniqua Singleton represents clients in a broad range of employment, commercial, and business litigation matters. She is a seasoned litigator who regularly handles contentious business and pre-litigation disputes, manages litigation matters at all stages, including mediation and trial, and provides efficient, practical, and business-forward legal advice to companies with international and domestic operations.
Kelsie Willett focuses his debt finance practice on representing agents, arrangers, lenders and borrowers in syndicated and bilateral corporate and real estate transactions across a variety of industries and asset classes. He frequently represents agents and lenders in the convenience and gas and franchise finance industries.
Matthew T. Brown focuses on complex employment and trade secret litigation throughout the United States. He also advises employers and executives on various employment matters, including hiring and termination practices, navigating restrictive covenant issues, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, worker classification, wage and hour, and discrimination issues. Matt has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements.
Zach Adams is a trial lawyer who counsels Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations in cases involving commercial disputes, business torts, and products liability. He has experience litigating complex matters in state, federal, and MDL venues throughout the country, including at trial, mediation, arbitration, and before administrative bodies.
Ethan Rosenfeld is a transactional attorney with private and public mergers and acquisitions experience on both sale-side and buy-side representations in a wide variety of sectors, including healthcare, renewable energy, and technology, among others. Ethan also advises clients in all aspects of their corporate formation, structuring and internal governance, equity offering, and general commercial matters.
Alexandra Katich is a business law attorney with a focus on corporate finance transactions. Her experience includes representing institutional banks, alternative/private credit providers, and businesses across a spectrum of debt and equity capital markets, particularly in the middle market sector. Alexandra also has expertise with respect to clients’ other business needs, including reorganizations and restructurings, real estate transactions, real property and equipment leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. A skilled communicator and creative dealmaker, Alexandra is adept at advising and collaborating with clients and other counsel to develop and execute strategic solutions to business and legal issues.
In Huntington, W.Va.
Shaina Massie devotes her practice to a wide variety of complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including mass litigation and class actions, commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, products liability, and appellate issues.
In Naples, Fla.
Matthew McRoberts focuses his practice on tax controversy and advising business owners with their tax, business, and estate planning needs. This includes implementing tax advantaged structures, growth and exit planning, as well as inbound and outbound international tax planning. Matthew’s tax controversy practice includes representing clients at all stages of the examination and collection process including audits, appeals and before the tax court.
In Washington, D.C.
Debra McGuire Mercer focuses her practice on communications and technology regulation. She represents clients in adjudicatory, enforcement and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions and advises clients on compliance, licensing, market entry and transactions.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.