The Top 25 Attorneys of South Carolina for 2023

Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 25 Attorneys of South Carolina for 2023. From the historic streets of Charleston to the bustling community in Columbia, South Carolina has attracted a variety of industries, contributing to a well-rounded economic base. Supporting these industries are some of the state’s most astute attorneys working on behalf of corporate clients as advisors or in-house as general counsels. The accomplished individuals selected for this year’s award specialize in representing clients at every stage of litigation in various forums, including state, federal, and administrative courts. Overall, they have demonstrated a breadth of expertise and capabilities encompassing everything from providing legal counsel and representation to managing compliance, ethics, and risk in various industries and sectors.

Some of the notable attorneys on this year’s list include James Biggart, the Managing Partner of Morgan & Morgan, whose nearly 30 years of courtroom experience has garnered jury verdicts and settlements exceeding a hundred million dollars for clients. Also, Paul Pilecki brings an impressive 51 years of experience as a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton where he focuses his practice on representing foreign and domestic banking organizations in regulatory matters. Additionally, Matthew Gilley stands out as a Partner at Ford & Harrison, holding licenses in three states, where he provides expert counsel to employers on a wide range of federal and state labor and employment matters.

We commend these individuals for their commitment to the organizations they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 25 Attorneys of South Carolina for 2023.


1. Thomas Komaromi
General Counsel, Samsung Electronics America

Thomas Komaromi has served as the General Counsel of Samsung Electronics America since 2018. With a commitment spanning over 70 years, Samsung has devoted itself to fostering a better world through diverse ventures, encompassing advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Its flagship entity, Samsung Electronics, stands as a global leader in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media.

Prior to his tenure at Samsung, Komaromi held the position of Chief In-house Counsel for various global businesses at GE. Preceding this role, he practiced law in the private sector at corporate law firms in New York City. Notably, he led as counsel for the $117 million disposition of GE’s Canadian nuclear business. Moreover, he orchestrated award-winning process improvements at GE, simplifying terms and conditions, streamlining the commercial approval process, and enhancing contract turnaround speed by 200%. Komaromi holds a JD from Rutgers Law School and an undergraduate degree in economic geography from UCLA.


2. James Biggart
Managing Partner, Morgan & Morgan

James Biggart serves as Managing Partner of Morgan & Morgan, a law firm that handles more cases than any other in the country. With a roster of over 900 attorneys unafraid to pursue trials to secure your rights and compensation, the firm stands as a formidable legal advocate. Biggart, boasting nearly 30 years of courtroom experience, has garnered jury verdicts and settlements exceeding a hundred million dollars for clients facing catastrophic injuries in cases involving serious automobile collisions, wrongful death, trucking accidents, and other personal injury matters.

Initiating his legal career in the US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps at Naval Base Charleston, South Carolina, Biggart represented Naval commanders as Trial Counsel in court martial proceedings and administrative hearings. Prior to his association with Morgan & Morgan, he held the position of Managing Partner at the Tallahassee office of a statewide litigation firm. Since joining Morgan & Morgan, he has successfully opened and managed three offices in Florida and South Carolina.

Biggart holds a BA from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Louisville, having pursued studies at Oxford University during both his undergraduate and law school years. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and the US District Courts for the Middle District and Northern District of Florida.


3. Carty Bibee
Attorney, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Carty Bibee holds the position of Attorney and Partner at Husch Blackwell, a unique law firm structured to align with client industries. Operating with more than 20 offices across the US, including its virtual office, The Link, the firm utilizes diverse teams of attorneys to tap into an ever-expanding collective knowledge base, swiftly addressing their clients' most significant challenges. Bibee brings 17 years of experience to his role, focusing for much of the last decade on representing tax equity investors throughout the investment process, with a particular emphasis on solar projects.

Bibee possesses extensive experience with a diverse range of tax credits at both the federal and state levels, contributing to projects nationwide. His involvement in tax credit work spans the entire transaction process, from the initial term sheet stage, through diligence and transaction document preparation, negotiation, and execution, to closing. Before joining Husch Blackwell, he served as a Partner at K&L Gates. Prior to that, he worked as an Associate at Hagood & Kerr, and earlier in his career, he held the position of Associate at Burr & Forman. Bibee is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, earning his JD, and he obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Virginia.


4. Laura Paton
Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Laura Paton is a Partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani. As the only full-service law firm with offices and attorneys in all 50 states, Gordon & Rees delivers maximum value to its clients by combining the resources of a national firm with the local knowledge of a regional firm. With more than 1,200 lawyers nationwide, the firm provides comprehensive litigation and business transaction services to public and private companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.

With over 16 years of experience, Paton has successfully developed and executed resolution plans, representing corporate entities and individuals in pre-litigation disputes and litigated cases. Her practice primarily focuses on litigation, providing corporate clients with exceptional legal services in the areas of construction defects, product liability, personal injury, and premises liability defense.

Previously, Paton was of counsel at Carlock, Copeland & Stair, and before that, a Partner at Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell. Earlier in her career, she worked with the Georgia State Ethics Commission as an investigator. Paton earned a JD from St. John's University and an undergraduate degree in political science from Georgia State University.


5. John Jennings
Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

John Jennings is a Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. He first joined the company in 2006. Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C. The attorneys provide advice and counsel to corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of areas, including litigation, corporate, banking, e-discovery, economic development, securities, finance, tax, estate planning, intellectual property, governmental relations, regulatory, healthcare, environmental, real estate, labor and employment, privacy and security, and white collar crime.

Jennings practices in the areas of M&A, securities offerings, public company reporting, executive compensation, and corporate governance. Previously, he was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Jennings earned a JD and MBA from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.


6. Paul Pilecki
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Paul Pilecki is a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. The attorneys at Kilpatrick Townsend deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, addressing the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities as well as the intricacies of IP management.

With 51 years of experience, Pilecki focuses his practice on representing foreign and domestic banking organizations in regulatory matters. He possesses extensive experience advising banking organizations on the scope and structure of new activities and geographic expansion. His expertise covers matters under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the International Banking Act, and other federal and state banking and securities laws.

Issues that commonly arise in his practice include determining the existence of a control relationship in a particular investment, assessing whether a transaction is subject to restrictions on insider and affiliate transactions, and determining whether a transaction or activity falls within the powers available to a banking organization. Pilecki graduated from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law with a JD and earned his undergraduate degree in history from Saint Joseph's University.


7. Catherine Wrenn
Partner, Baker Donelson

Catherine Wrenn serves as a Partner at Baker Donelson. With a legacy spanning 130 years, the firm has earned a reputation for delivering results across a wide spectrum of legal matters. Wrenn brings substantial experience to her role, representing clients at every stage of litigation in various forums, including state, federal, and administrative courts, as well as before regulatory agencies. Her practice is concentrated in both health care and commercial litigation.

In the realm of health care, Wrenn provides counsel and assistance to diverse providers, including physicians, hospitals, dialysis clinics, clinical laboratories, home health and hospice providers, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. Her expertise encompasses regulatory compliance, risk management, and addressing matters involving contract and billing disputes, audits, licensing, wrongful death, personal injury, negligence, and non-compete agreements.

Wrenn's experience extends to qui tam and False Claims Act litigation, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse investigations, and negotiations with state regulatory agencies, the OIG, and the DOJ. She joined Baker Donelson in 2022, having previously served as a Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson. Wrenn earned her JD from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in business from Wake Forest University.


8. Hanne McNutt
General Counsel, Americas, Fluence

Hanne McNutt commenced his professional career two decades ago and currently holds the position of General Counsel in the Americas for Fluence, a global market leader in energy storage products, services, and cloud-based software for renewables and storage. Operating in over 40 markets worldwide, the company offers a comprehensive ecosystem to facilitate the clean energy transition. This includes modular, scalable energy storage products, extensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform—a platform delivering AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider.

McNutt embarked on his professional journey in 2003 as a law clerk at Nordisk Skibsrederforening (Nordisk Legal Services). He subsequently moved on to Leieboerforeningen and later ascended to the position of Contract Manager at Gulfstream Aerospace, his most recent role before joining Fluence. McNutt holds an LLM from Wake Forest University and earned his undergraduate degree in electives and law from the University of North Dakota.


9. James Sheets
General Counsel, Club Car

James Sheets is the General Counsel at Club Car, the global leader in small-wheel electric vehicles, manufacturing a range of products from golf carts to utility vehicles. With a workforce exceeding 1,000 employees worldwide, Club Car is dedicated to advancing sustainability by producing top-tier electric vehicles. With 23 years of experience, Sheets oversees the company's global legal function. He collaborates closely with stakeholders at every level, from shareholders to operations line employees, aiming to minimize Club Car's risk while facilitating revenue growth.

Prior to his tenure at Club Car, Sheets served as General Counsel at Gardner Denver Pumps and, before that, as VP of HR at ModSpace. In the earlier stages of his career, he worked as an Associate Attorney with Leitess Leitess & Friedberg. Sheets earned his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


10. Hagood Tighe
Partner, Fisher & Phillips

Hagood Tighe is a Partner at Fisher & Phillips and Co-Chair of the Wage and Hour practice group. The attorneys at Fisher & Phillips are dedicated to delivering value to their clients by focusing exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Ensuring that legal issues are approached as business problems, they actively work to help clients avoid legal challenges.

Tighe is also a prominent member of the firm's class and collective action practice, having successfully handled approximately 40 such actions across the country in recent years. His expertise extends to the wage and hour arena, and he possesses substantial experience in Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act class action litigation.

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Tighe held the position of Partner at Ellzey & Brooks and, before that, served as an Attorney at Ogletree Deakins. In the early stages of his career, he worked as a broker with Cushman Realty. Tighe holds a JD from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.


11. Eric McCarthy
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Womble Bond Dickinson

Eric McCarthy is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Womble Bond Dickinson, a firm providing a spectrum of core legal services, including Commercial, Corporate, Employment, Pensions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Finance, Banking, Restructuring, Insolvency, IP, Technology and Data, Private Wealth, Projects, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Regulatory Law. With over 25 years of executive leadership experience, McCarthy assumes overall responsibility for loss prevention, claims and litigation, conflicts, contracts, insurance, and risk management. Additionally, he directs the firm’s ethics and professional responsibility efforts and serves as a trusted advisor to the Executive Committee, Management Committee, and Global Board.

Before joining the firm in 2020, McCarthy served as SVP of Government Relations, Public Policy, and Legal Affairs at Proterra, a leading manufacturer of electric transit buses and battery solutions. He also held the positions of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Proterra, actively advocating for heavy-duty electric transit buses and addressing issues related to transportation electrification and sustainability.

McCarthy is adept at driving revenue growth for public and private companies in both established and high-growth markets. He previously served as General Counsel of Honeywell Technology Solutions. Prior to joining Honeywell, McCarthy worked as an Antitrust Trial Litigator and a Partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Groups at Latham & Watkins and Howrey. He is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


12. Rachel Gilbert
Partner, Burr & Forman

Rachel Gilbert serves as a Partner in Burr & Forman’s Health Care Practice Group, specializing in assisting hospital clients with regulatory compliance, transactions, financial strategies, and advocacy related to participation in federal and state reimbursement programs. Her expertise includes aiding in the development, implementation, and operation of new Medicaid reimbursement programs across various states, encompassing Uncompensated Care programs, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs, managed care rate increase programs, and Upper Payment Limit programs.

Gilbert brings extensive experience in advising a diverse range of hospitals, including public, investor-owned, non-profit, children’s, and rural hospitals, on regulatory compliance issues associated with Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement programs. She also represents hospital clients in regulatory audits and appeals. Prior to joining Burr & Forman, Gilbert held the position of Partner at Gjerset & Lorenz. She initiated her career in 2011 as a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. Gilbert is an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her JD, and the University of Edinburgh, where she obtained her LLM. She holds an undergraduate degree in communications and media studies from North Carolina State University.


13. Jim Gibson
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary, AstenJohnson

Jim Gibson assumed the role of General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at AstenJohnson in 2000, shortly after the merger between Asten and JWI Limited. AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer specializing in pulp and paper machine clothing, advanced and filtration fabrics, filaments, and nonwoven fabrics for various applications, including filtration, automotive, cured-in-place piping, and composites. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia, and North America, with its corporate headquarters located in Charleston, South Carolina.

In his capacity, Gibson is responsible for overseeing a range of legal matters, including corporate contracts, M&A, litigation, and compliance. Prior to joining AstenJohnson, he spent a decade serving in various legal leadership positions with Michelin, AMP Incorporated (later purchased by Tyco Electronics), and a large full-service law firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD. Gibson earned his JD from the University of South Carolina and his BA from the University of Virginia.


14. Cliff Lawrence
General Counsel, Ob Hospitalist Group

Cliff Lawrence currently holds the position of General Counsel at Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), a leading organization dedicated to enhancing the quality and safety of women’s healthcare. OBHG achieves this by providing real-time triage and hospital-based obstetric coverage, ensuring consistent and timely care for patients, and offering collaborative, non-competitive support for local OB/GYN physicians.

With over 11 years of experience, Lawrence has been instrumental in guiding companies through all stages of their development. From initial formation and capital raising to contracting with customers and vendors, as well as executing exit strategies, he possesses the experience and judgment needed to manage a company's legal risks and achieve its objectives.

Before joining OBHG, Lawrence served as an Attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. He earned his JD in law from Georgetown University Law Center and holds an undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley.


15. Laura Evans
Partner, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick

Laura Evans embarked on her professional journey 23 years ago and currently holds the position of Partner at Shumaker Loop & Kendrick. Founded in 1925, the firm stands as a premier provider of legal and legislative services, boasting a team of over 300 lawyers and advisors, 60 paralegals, and a total of 555 employees across its eleven offices. Previously, Evans served as in-house counsel for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, a Charleston-based healthcare system that includes two acute care hospitals, along with numerous ancillary facilities and physician practices.

Evans’ career began in 2000 as a Director of Legal Services at Roper St. Francis Healthcare. She later progressed to the position of Partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood, her most recent role before joining Shumaker Loop & Kendrick. Evans is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law, where she earned her JD, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she obtained her undergraduate degree.


16. Emily Luther
Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Emily Luther, who joined Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in 2010, currently serves as a Partner in the Public Finance Practice Group. With a legacy spanning more than a century, Parker Poe has been a representative for many of the Southeast’s largest companies and local governments in transactions, regulatory matters, and complex litigation. The firm's attorneys possess extensive experience across various industries, including education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and real estate.

In her role, Luther specializes in representing counties, cities, and school districts in capital financing projects and economic development matters. She also provides guidance and support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, ensuring compliance with federal and state tax and corporate laws.

Luther holds a BA in government and economics, with an emphasis in political theory, from Wofford College. She obtained her law degree from the University of South Carolina and her LLM from New York University (NYU). She is admitted to practice law in South Carolina. Before attending NYU, Luther clerked for Parker Poe on the Public Finance Team for two years during law school.


17. Matthew Gilley
Partner, Ford & Harrison

Matthew Gilley began his professional journey 22 years ago and presently serves as a Partner at Ford & Harrison. The firm, with lawyers in 29 offices across the country, including two affiliate offices, focuses its practice on all aspects of labor and employment law. Recognizing the highly regulated, litigious, and ever-evolving nature of today's workplace, Ford & Harrison provides comprehensive legal services.

Licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, Gilley offers counsel to employers throughout the region on a broad spectrum of federal and state labor and employment matters. He has a track record of success in trial, arbitration, and on motions for his clients. Gilley brings substantial experience in handling complex multi-party litigation and representing enterprises headquartered or operating abroad, including in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


18. Travis Menk
Partner, Brock & Scott

Travis Menk serves as a Partner in the Bankruptcy Department of Brock & Scott, a trusted leader in the financial services and real estate industry with a dedicated commitment to helping clients succeed. The firm's attorneys and staff actively drive solutions that generate value and results, aiming to achieve client goals and facilitate their overall success. Menk's extensive legal practice spans areas such as Litigation, Foreclosure, Creditor Bankruptcy, Collections, Forfeiture, REO, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Insurance Subrogation, Insurance Defense, and General and Corporate Business law.

Prior to his role at Brock & Scott, Menk worked as an Associate Attorney at Gorman & Associates. He holds a JD from the University of Illinois and earned his undergraduate degree in management science and engineering with a concentration in financial and decision engineering from Stanford University.


19. Van Anderson
General Counsel, The PromptCare Companies

Van Anderson is the General Counsel of The PromptCare Companies, a leading national provider of high-tech, hands-on respiratory services, and in-home and alternate-site infusion therapies. With nearly four decades of experience in delivering compassionate clinical care to patients with chronic and complex health conditions, PromptCare holds accreditations from URAC and ACHC.

Anderson brings 17 years of experience to his role, starting his career in 2006. Prior to joining the company, he held positions as Managing Chief Counsel at McKesson and Chief Counsel at McKesson Specialty Health. In the earlier stages of his career, Anderson worked with Alston & Bird as a Senior Associate. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law, holding a JD, and the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, where he earned an MBA. Anderson also obtained his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia.


20. Natasha Wood
General Counsel, Western Shamrock

Natasha Wood is the General Counsel at Western Shamrock, a prominent lender in the financial services industry, standing out as the preferred choice among various options. The foundation of Western Shamrock is built on its valued customers and dedicated employees. With 29 years of experience, Wood initiated her career in 1994.

Before assuming her role at Western Shamrock, Wood served as Corporate Counsel at The Money Tree and, prior to that, as VP of Success Staffing Corporation. In the early stages of her career, she worked with Southeastern Property Management as an Administrative Assistant. Wood is an alumna of the University of Alabama School of Law, where she earned her JD in law, and the University of Alabama, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in corporate finance and investment management.


21. Curtis L. Ott
Partner, Gallivan White & Boyd

Curtis L. Ott serves as a Partner at Gallivan White & Boyd, the leading law firm in South Carolina, with a rich history spanning over seven decades. The firm boasts a diverse group of professionals in offices across the Carolinas and is well-equipped to provide legal services to a wide range of clients, specializing in business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment, and corporate representation.

With a wealth of experience exceeding 30 years, Ott focuses his practice on transportation, product liability, and appellate cases. Leveraging his extensive trial and appellate experience and his active involvement in the leadership of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, he possesses an in-depth understanding of all facets of litigation, including venues, attorneys, mediations, and the intricacies of South Carolina law. Ott earned his JD from Boston University and holds an undergraduate degree from Davidson College.


22. Sarah Butler
Partner, Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell

Sarah Butler is a Partner at Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell, a law firm renowned for its expertise in various practice areas, including commercial litigation and general liability. With 22 years of legal practice in Charleston, Butler specializes in construction litigation, professional liability, premises liability, personal injury defense, and general insurance defense and coverage.

Butler currently holds the position of the immediate past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and is actively involved as a frequent speaker at seminars and events. She also serves on the planning committee for the Southeastern Women Litigators Conference.

Before joining Copeland Stair Valz & Lovell, Butler worked as an Attorney at Milligan Law Firm and, earlier in her career, as an Attorney with Clawson & Staubes. She holds a JD in law from Wake Forest University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.


23. Barbara Seymour
Partner, Clawson & Staubes

Barbara Seymour is a Partner at Clawson & Staubes, a firm tracing its roots to 1975. She specializes in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics. Her practice involves assisting lawyers and law firms in ethical compliance, including conflicts analysis, advertising review, risk management assessment, trust account management training, and guidance on departure and dissolution. Additionally, Seymour defends lawyers and judges in disciplinary enforcement matters, represents Bar applicants before the Committee on Character and Fitness and the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and provides consulting and opinions in legal malpractice matters.

Seymour also handles litigation matters related to disqualification, fee petitions, unauthorized practice of law, and sanctions. Beginning her legal career as a trial lawyer, she served as a Prosecutor for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina for 17 years, ultimately as the Deputy Disciplinary Counsel.

Having earned her bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Seymour received her JD from the University of Georgia School of Law. Seymour is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Paralegal Degree Program at Midlands Technical College and previously taught in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Converse College, covering courses such as Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Business Law, Torts, Introduction to Law and Ethics, and Law Office Management.


24. Johnny Stewart
Partner, Finkel Law Firm

Johnny Stewart is a Partner at Finkel Law Firm, which has been serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over 50 years. Established in 1970, the firm made a deliberate commitment to providing sophisticated legal services and developing practice areas in corporate and commercial litigation. Stewart practices in the litigation department and has tried cases throughout South Carolina, representing individuals, local municipalities, and large multinational corporations in actions involving Motor Vehicle Collisions, Premises Liability, and Medical Malpractice. Regardless of the case type, he has consistently focused on communicating with clients and delivering results for their complex and unique legal needs.

Before joining Finkel Law Firm, Stewart served as a trial attorney at one of the largest personal injury law firms in the state, representing hundreds of individuals in personal injury lawsuits. He also worked as an insurance defense lawyer for the largest insurance companies in South Carolina, representing trucking companies, chain restaurants, and local hospital systems in various lawsuits. Stewart attended the Charleston School of Law, where he was named the best oral advocate in its moot court and trial advocacy competitions. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he received a BA in Political Science.


25. Spencer Mosness
General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Rithm Capital

Spencer Mosness began his professional career 16 years ago and presently serves as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer of Rithm Capital, an asset manager specializing in the real estate and financial services sectors. Since its establishment in 2013, Rithm Capital has grown to approximately $7.2 billion in equity and $35 billion in assets, distributed over $4.9 billion in dividends, and owns multiple operating companies and a diverse investment portfolio.

Mosness started his career in 2007 as a defense clerk at ICTY and subsequently worked at Costello, Porter, Hill, Heisterkamp, Bushnell & Carpenter. Prior to joining Rithm Capital, he held the position of SVP and Deputy General Counsel at Stearns Lending. Mosness earned his JD in law from Texas Tech University School of Law and obtained an undergraduate degree in business economics and Spanish from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.