Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

James Lehman is Managing Partner of the firm, in addition to his practice in business and securities, white-collar investigations, and professional liability. He has also served as outside General Counsel to various private equity portfolio companies. Nelson Mullins’ diversity efforts include a mentoring program for high potential women, a diversity scholarship program for 2Ls, and a partnership with “Lean In,” an organization that offers encouragement and support to women around the world. Nelson Mullins was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2020. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Jim created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Jim's pledge here

Joined 2014

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Alexandra Moylan; 2021: Dennis Horn; 2020: Katherine Lawler; 2019: Sally Caver; 2018: Lucie Cohen; 2017: Carmen Harper Thomas; 2016: Sanjay Ghosh; 2015: Amanda S. Kitts

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders Selected:
2022: Shaniqua Singleton, Frances Kim; 2021: Jenaé Moxie, Maria Penuela; 2020: Daniela Ferro, Amy Cheng; 2019: Donna Tillis, James Brydie

1L LCLD Scholars Program

Scholars hosted:
2021: Adelarin Yemi-Sofumade, Arslan Valimohamed, Ololade Akintunde, Zachary Hawkins; 2019: Suha Najjar; 2018: Sydney Hamer; 2015: Elliot Bum Jin Loncar

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2022, 2015)

Member: James Lehman

Diversity Professional: Charles Huddleston