Awards & Recognition
June 22, 2015
Benchmark Litigation chose Polsinelli Shareholder Nancy E. Rafuse for inclusion in the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation. In addition to serving as a lead trial attorney for more than 20 years, Rafuse chairs Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and manages the Atlanta office of Polsinelli. The Top 250 Women in Litigation is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of leading female trial attorneys in the United States, and is determined through targeted research and peer review process.

“Nancy has earned her reputation as an elite litigation attorney representing companies at the national level,” Litigation Department Chair Russ Jones said. “Polsinelli is proud to have Nancy on our team and we congratulate her on this wonderful honor as one of the nation’s leading litigators.”

Rafuse represents large public and private employers in complex employment litigation, class actions and wage and hour collective actions She also is called upon to advise the C-Suite of clients on matters concerning executive employment-related issues, including drafting and interpreting executive contracts and compensation agreements, enforcing restrictive covenants and confidential executive placements, investigations and departures.

“My number one concern every day is exceeding our client’s expectations,” said Rafuse from her Atlanta office. “To be recognized in this way reflects the nature of not only my client philosophy but also the efforts of the team I work with at Polsinelli.”

With the honor, Rafuse will be featured in the 4th edition of the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation published in June, which aims to celebrate the contributions made by the attorneys, as well as the main Benchmark Litigation book published in September.

This recognition is added to a lengthy list of distinctions for Rafuse, who was also named a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation earlier this year. Rafuse has also been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business;, The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Trend magazine’s “Georgia’s Legal Elite,” Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia’s Top 100 Lawyers, to name a few.

Rafuse is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:
  • Class and collective action lawsuits 
  • Employment litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Social media in the workplace

Polsinelli launched its Atlanta office in 2014 with a focus in labor and employment and litigation matters and the office is growing. Since it’s opening, the Atlanta office has added health care and real estate finance attorneys to better serve clients. The firm is now in 18 cities nationwide and has more than 750 attorneys.