|University ||Columbia College, B.A., 1981|
|Law School||Duke University, J.D., 1984|
|Admitted||1984, South Carolina|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•South Carolina Bar Association
•Bethel A.M.E. Church, Member
•Bethel Learning Centers Board of Education, Legal Committee Chair and Oversight Committee Member
•Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, Former Board Member
•Richland Memorial Hospital Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, Former Board Member
•Richland County School District One Blue Ribbon Steering Committee, Former Member
•Renaissance Foundation, Former Board Member
•Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School Education Foundation, Former Board Chairman
Helen Grant is an experienced attorney, with nearly 30 years of practice in South Carolina. She has served clients with employment and civil litigation needs, and in recent years, partnered with clients to advise them on financial and business decisions. She has also operated an executive search firm focusing on multicultural executive hires.
Within Nexsen Pruet, Helen focuses her efforts on the law firm's diversity needs and goals. Her background and interest in mentoring will help Nexsen Pruet retain a qualified and diverse workforce.
Helen is a well-known community leader. She has served on many civic and religious boards and organizations. For example, Helen served on the Board of Trustees of her Alma Mater, Columbia College, for 12 years during which she held chairmanship positions of various committees. She was the first African American and the youngest person to hold the position of Chairman of the Columbia College Board of Trustees.
•Helen Grant and Tommy Lavender Graduate from the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative
July 17, 2013
•Nexsen Pruet Selects Diversity Scholarship Recipients
October 24, 2013
•Columbia College Board of Trustees, Former Chairman of the Board; Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, Secretary and Vice-Chairman.
•Duke University School of Law Advisory Board, Former Member
•Grant Business Strategies, Vice-Chairman and Secretary
•Trinity Business Solutions, President
•Columbia Urban League Lincoln C. Jenkins, Jr. Achievement Award, 1996
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Helen is married and has four children. She enjoys mentoring young people and she strives to live in such a way that others may look to her as an example of a positive force in her church, her community and her state.
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