Corporate Governance

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other corporate governance requirements have drastically changed the way companies and their leaders operate. In fact, while focused on public companies, Sarbanes-Oxley has become a baseline governance test for private businesses as well as non-profit organizations.

Lawyers, accountants, and other consultants who advise management must understand and be constantly aware of the ethical minefields confronting those who simultaneously counsel boards and executive teams.

Nexsen Pruet's corporate governance group provides a comprehensive range of services to boards of directors, board committees (such as audit and compensation) individual directors and special committees. Our team includes two attorneys who not only have served as corporate directors, but together also have served as CEOs for nearly a dozen companies.

Independent counsel

The practice group provides independent fact-finding and legal analysis with attorney-client confidentiality in circumstances where the interests of board, management, inside and outside counsel potentially conflict.

In this role we provide ongoing and independent advice with respect to director fiduciary responsibilities, and serve as special counsel in the evaluation and negotiation of change of control or conflict of interest transactions. In circumstances of internal crisis or scandal, we represent the board (or its committees) in its conduct of investigations, reporting of findings, and taking remedial action.

We know the responsibilities of directors are complex, and the issues confronting them far-ranging. Our Corporate Governance attorneys routinely work with attorneys firm-wide in issues related to tax, securities, financial services, insurance, and regulation enforcement actions.

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    Joan is well versed in all areas of environmental law and regulation for a diverse number of applications. She has provided sound advice on real estate matters, and regulatory matters involving operating permits and rules governing operations in South Carolina and North Carolina. Joan is responsive to client requirements, is an effective communicator, and has been successful at providing sound advice in working with government agencies to amicably resolve complicated regulatory matters.

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    As an attorney myself, when I needed assistance in a white collar matter, I was immediately referred to
    Ms. Riley by more than one attorney. Right to the point, Ms. Riley's knowledge of the law, ability to communicate, and abilities as an advocate are second to none. Ms. Riley, in my opinion, is one of the brightest and most effective attorneys I have ever met.

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    We as family members of his client did most of the work in gathering helpful info. then all he basically did was read what we had collected. Did not stand up enough for our son.

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    They were always fast with a response to a question of mine and it was very affordable with great services.

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Diversity

Nexsen Pruet recognizes the importance of having lawyers that reflect the broad diversity within our client base, our jury system, our colleagues, and our community at large.  To that end, we are committed to recruiting minority candidates, reducing minority attrition, supporting minority organizations, and expanding and improving our diversity program.  We also recognize that the pursuit of a diverse workplace is, and should be, ongoing. 

As a means of promoting these interests, we created the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship Program. Prior to creating the scholarship, we completed a written plan that identified methods by which the firm could recruit, hire, and retain minority lawyers. The plan includes expanding our recruitment efforts to other law schools, increasing recruitment of lateral minority and female candidates, and continuing to develop and enhance our relationships with minority law organizations such as the Black Law Students Association.  Our goal is to identify qualified minority candidates who may be potential members of the firm.

Nexsen Pruet understands the need for and value of increased diversity, and we are strengthening and building upon our commitment to provide an inclusive environment within our firm.  As such, we will maintain a continuing focus on doing whatever we can to achieve the important and necessary goal of diversity.

 

Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship

Strengthening the Lawyers of Tomorrow...Today

   The Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship aims to:  

  • Support diversity within our firm and the bar  
  • Enhance educational opportunities for talented minorities in the field of law  
  • Inform minority law students of opportunities for private practice in the Carolinas   

The Scholarship Program will award $3000 to one or more exceptional first year minority law students planning a career in North or South Carolina.   

All scholarship recipients will be considered for summer employment in one of the Nexsen Pruet offices upon completion of their first year of law school.  Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for additional scholarships during their second and third years of law school.   

 Eligible students must be attending one of the following schools:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law 
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law 
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law