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. Southern Company was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021. 

Joined LCLD 2015

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellow nominations:
2022: Justin Wong, Karli Swift; 2021: Latoya Brisbane, Ruby Jackson; 2020: Matthew Eastus, Kasey Chow, Ryan Smith

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Ricardo Brito, Breauna Johnson; 2021: Calida McCampbellFelicia Long

1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Akash Shaw; 2015: Dion Robbins

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019

Member: James Kerr II

Diversity Professionals: Gigi Lamar, Jessica N. Ackel