Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday nominated Mark Elam (1980) as the next chairman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control.
President Donald Trump has nominated Columbia lawyer Sherri Lydon (1987) to be the next U.S. attorney for South Carolina. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Lydon would become the first female U.S. attorney in the state’s history to successfully navigate the White House selection process.
Ellen Adams (1991) has been inducted into the South Carolina chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), America’s largest professional association of top-tier neutrals. Adams is the first female from the state to be selected for membership into this prestigious association.
Lawrence Flynn (2007) and Kathleen McDaniel (2007) received the 2018 Leadership in Law award, an honor that recognizes the work of 30 attorneys in South Carolina who “represent the most influential leaders within our state’s legal community.”
Stephanie G. Flynn (1999) was named partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. She is just one member of the all-female class of partners.
Joseph L. Garcia III (2009) has been named a partner with Buist Byars & Taylor LLC, a real estate and business law firm in the Charleston, SC, area.
Steven J. Pugh (1990) has been selected as our new managing shareholder at Richardson Plowden. He succeeds Franklin J. Smith, Jr.,(Class of 1984) who served in this role for the last four years.
Haigh Porter (1965) was sworn in as Florence County’s official master in equity.
Attorney Lyndey Ritz Zwing (2012) of the Adams and Reese Columbia office was named the 2018 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year for outstanding contributions to the community and the bar’s Young Lawyers Division.
The honor is the second honor for Zwing in 2018 as she was named to the 2018 Capital Young Professional (CYP) Awards Top Ten Finalists by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and the United Way of the Midlands in February. Having been named the SC Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year on March 9, Zwing will be officially recognized by the bar’s Board of Governors and House of Delegates on May 24.
Mark Thigpen (1999) was named managing partner of King and Spalding’s Charlotte office.