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February 5, 2019

Former In-house Cox Attorney Tori Silas Joins Nelson Mullins in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Tori M. Silas has joined the Firm as a partner in the Atlanta office. She joins from Cox Enterprises, Inc. and will be a member of  the Venture Capital and Technology Team. 

Silas brings more than 14 years of large law firm and corporate legal department experience to the firm. She has advised clients in the automotive, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors as lead counsel structuring and negotiating complex technology and general commercial transactions. She has led business and technology negotiations, including outsourcing, licensing and joint ventures, hardware and software development and acquisition, and technology transfer.  

A Certified Information Privacy Professional, she was Cox Enterprises’ first privacy officer, leading cross functional teams in cybersecurity, data privacy, and incident management. Before joining Cox, she was regional managing operations counsel for Harland Clarke Corp. 

“Tori is well-known in the Atlanta legal community and beyond, and we are delighted to have her join our firm,” said Atlanta Managing Partner Michael Hollingsworth. “I have known Tori and admired her knowledge and skills for some time, and we are excited to share her experience with our clients.” 

“I look forward to working with the diverse and dynamic teams at Nelson Mullins,” Silas said. “They have a strong base in the technology space and are committed to growth to enhance services to clients. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of this group.” 

Outside of her practice, Silas is a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and is a founding member of the Georgia Tech Bar Association. She currently serves on the board of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice. 

She earned her JD (2004) from the University of Miami School of Law and her BS in Management (1996) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Nelson Mullins’ technology team has 60+ technology attorneys with access to multidisciplinary attorneys across the firm. The team includes former technology professionals, general counsel, and attorneys who have advised governmental bodies on industry regulation. Clients include Fortune 100 companies focused on business-to-business and business-to-consumer issues and technology start-ups. 

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 750 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com. 



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