Nelson Mullins’ Melissa Foster Bird Recognized
for Diversity Efforts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (March 14, 2017)–Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has recognized Melissa Foster Bird, a partner in the West Virginia office, for her work toward promoting and achieving diversity in the legal profession.

Ms. Foster Bird was recognized with the Sara Turnipseed “Women on the Go” award for her contributions to the promotion of opportunity and success for women attorneys. Ms. Foster Bird was recognized for her advocacy for the advancement of women lawyers in the Firm and supporting programs that give them the opportunity to succeed. She also advocated for women attorneys to receive more opportunities for client development. She has served as chair of the Firm’s Paralegal and Associates committees.

The Sara Turnipseed “Women on the Go” award was established to recognize contributions by attorneys and policy advisors within the Firm who actively promote the success of women in the legal profession. It honors the late Nelson Mullins partner, Sara Turnipseed, and her tireless commitment to issues of gender equity and the promotion of opportunities for women in the legal profession.

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