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Staff Report
Published Jan. 4, 2012

Attorneys Harry Lightsey and Sally Rogers have joined the public policy and governmental affairs group of the Nexsen Pruet law firm.

Harry Lightsey
Harry Lightsey
Sally Rogers
Sally Rogers
Lightsey and Rogers will work closely with former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble in the firm’s Columbia offices on Main Street.

“The way business and politics interact these days, our clients have an unprecedented need for representation when matters come up before the legislature and regulatory agencies,” said Coble, who co-chairs the public policy group after serving as mayor for 20 years. “Harry and Sally have both been working at the intersection of business and law and will provide tremendous value to the businesses and individuals we serve.”

For three decades, Lightsey has worked as an attorney and executive, including as South Carolina and Southeast region president for BellSouth and AT&T. He is on the boards of directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation.

Rogers represents businesses and professionals before regulatory agencies and at the South Carolina State House. She serves as both counsel and lobbyist on environmental and health care matters.

Rogers also joins Coble and Stephanie Yarbrough as registered lobbyists.

The North Carolina branch of the firm’s public policy and governmental affairs group is led by former Gov. James E. Holshouser and former assistant commerce secretary Ernie Pearson.

Nexsen Pruet LLC is based in Columbia, with more than 185 attorneys and additional offices in Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national and international venues.

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