Government Affairs Advisor Joins Nexsen Pruet


South Carolina public policy veteran Mark Harmon has joined Nexsen Pruet. He will work with the firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group in Columbia.

Mark brings to the firm deep experience in Palmetto State politics and economic development. His areas of focus include grass roots advocacy and media campaigns, with a particular emphasis on state and federal regulation of critical industries and issues such as energy and sustainability.

“Mark will be a vigorous advocate working on behalf of the business community and helping clients navigate important legislative matters,” said Leighton Lord, Nexsen Pruet Chairman, “He embraces the role of proactive needs management and how that leads to the success of the business leaders and professionals our firm serves.”

Before Nexsen Pruet, Harmon served as executive director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council, Vice President of Government Affairs for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of the South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus and as Majority Research Director of the Senate of South Carolina.

A graduate of Clemson University, Mark has also served on the DHEC Superb Advisory Committee, and as a liaison to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division during natural disasters. He serves his community as a board member of the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

Nexsen Pruet serves clients from nine offices across the Southeast. With more than 200 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides regional, full-service capabilities with international strengths.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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