General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Executive Vice President, Southern Company


James Kerr II became General Counsel of Southern Company in 2014. He was previously a Partner at McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting. In 2007, James traveled to Greece as a delegate to the 6th European Union-U.S. Energy Regulatory Roundtable.

Southern Company's diversity programs include a supplier diversity and mentoring. The company has been named a top military employer and a top company for African Americans. 

Joined LCLD 2015

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellow nominations:
2020: Matthew Eastus, Kasey Chow, Ryan Smith

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2015: Dion Robbins

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2019

Member: James Kerr II

Diversity Professionals: Claire H. Barnett, Jessica N. Ackel