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Feb. 23, 2023

Nelson Mullins Selects Marquetta J. Bryan as its 2023 LCLD Fellow

ATLANTA -- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Partner Marquetta J. Bryan has been selected as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow in 2023.

The LCLD Fellows Program, which begins in March, is designed to bring together diverse attorneys from leading organizations. As a Fellow, Bryan will participate in meetings, leadership lunches, learning experiences and a series of in-person and virtual events, which focus on leadership and building relationships.

Bryan concentrates her law practice in the areas of labor and employment law counseling and litigation, commercial litigation, investigations and education law. She has experience in procurement and contract matters, including providing advice and counsel to governmental entities/departments on the procurement process, including acquisition planning, award determinations, purchasing policies, protests, contract negotiation, review and administration and claims resolution.

Bryan has represented clients before the District Courts of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the state courts of Georgia, and other administrative hearing bodies, including the State Board of Education. She serves litigants in mediation and arbitration as a neutral. She also serves as an administrative hearing officer for various government entities.

She has a long history of services to the greater Atlanta legal community. At Georgia Legal Services, Bryan is the Executive Committee Representative at Large and former Vice President of the Board of Directors. And the State Bar of Georgia, she serves as a member on the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. Within Nelson Mullins, Bryan chairs the Firm’s Ethics Committee, serves as a Leader for its Women on the Go affinity group, and serves as a member of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

According to the organization, Legal Council on Legal Diversity, founded in 2009, is composed of more than 400 members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms. The membership is committed to “creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession,” and LCLD’s programs nurture and develop a new generation of diverse attorneys so that they reach leadership positions in their own organizations.

Since its inception, more than 2,500 professionals have participated in the LCLD Fellows Program. Alumni from Nelson Mullins include the following partners: Alexandra P. Moylan, Dennis Hom, Katherine Lawler, Sally Caver, Carmen Thomas and Amanda Kitts.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 31 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to