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Senior Management

Leighton Lord - Firm Chairman
C. Jones DuBose, Jr. - Managing Member of Operations
Peter A. Santos - Managing Member of Professionals
Howard P. Janis, ALPP - Chief Financial Officer
Jean Anne Ferner - Chief Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

Leighton Lord, Board Chairman
George J. Bullwinkel
Jennifer S. Cluverius
Scott Jackson
Matthew B. Roberts

Office-Managing Partners

Paul A. Dominick - Charleston, South Carolina
Joseph D. McCullough - Charlotte, North Carolina
Nikole Setzler Mergo - Columbia, South Carolina
Harper Heckman - Greensboro, North Carolina
Jennifer S. Cluverius - Greenville, South Carolina
Jeffrey D. Locker - Hilton Head, South Carolina
Franklin G. Daniels - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Keith Burns - Raleigh, North Carolina

Business Services Directors

Marcia Burris - Director of Research & Knowledge Management
Ashley F. Pace - Director of Business & Practice Development
Susan Patton - Director of Human Resources
Jason Williams - Director of Technology


Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina. 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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