Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
|Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP|
|Headquarters||Columbia, South Carolina|
|No. of offices||13|
|No. of attorneys||470+ (2013)|
|Major practice areas||General practice including lobbying|
|Key people||David E. Dukes, Managing partner|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (commonly referred to simply as Nelson Mullins) is a large U.S. law firm and lobby group based in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2011, the National Law Journal ranked the firm the largest in South Carolina and 106th largest in the United States. The firm also ranked 128th in profit per attorney on the 2010 AmLaw 200 survey.
Like most large law firms, Nelson Mullins has a broad range of practice areas. The firm is especially well known for its practices in corporate finance, business litigation, labor & employment, product liability and mass torts, health law, and lobbying. The firm provides additional advice and counsel in complex litigation, corporate, economic development, securities, finance, intellectual property, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.
Notable lawyers and alumni
- Butler Derrick, former U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district, is a partner at the firm.
- Philip Lader, former administrator of the Small Business Administration and former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, is a partner at the firm.
- Richard Riley, former Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education, is a partner at the firm.
- David H. Wilkins, former United States Ambassador to Canada, former Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Huntington, West Virginia
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Washington, D.C.