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May 8, 2017
Polsinelli’s Nancy Rafuse Chosen for Atlanta Distinction of Honor

Polsinelli’s Nancy Rafuse has been selected as one of Atlanta magazine’s 2017 Women Making a Mark, a distinction given to a select group of women working to improve the Atlanta community. Rafuse will be profiled in the June issue of Atlanta magazine, and recognized with her fellow honorees at a luncheon on June 9. 

Nancy is the Office Managing Partner of Polsinelli’s Atlanta office, and also serves as the Chair of the firm’s national Labor and Employment practice and Division Chair in the Litigation Department. 

Polsinelli, which has 20 offices coast to coast, opened its Atlanta office in 2014 with a focus on labor and employment and litigation matters. Under Rafuse’s leadership, the office has nearly tripled since then. Driven by an increase in demand by national and local clients with legal needs in areas of labor and employment, health care, real estate, and white collar and internal investigations, the firm moved the office in September into One Atlantic Center in Midtown. 

While her legal career is to be noted, Rafuse believes the most important thing she does every day is relationship development and giving back. She has focused primarily on issues related to women and children, and currently serves on the Board of GEEARS.

“Our firm’s growth in Atlanta is a reflection of the good work taking place all across our distinctive City,” Rafuse said. “I am honored to join this esteemed group of women who are working to shape the City by leading some of Atlanta’s finest establishments and serving as role models and mentors for all of us.”

Rafuse has developed a national reputation for her work advising employers on the full range of employment law and litigation issues in today’s business environment. She has served as lead trial counsel in all areas of employment litigation, and for defending Fortune 100 companies in class actions in cases filed under the anti-discrimination statutes, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act as well as other employment-related statutes, including the FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, ERISA. She is a Band 1 Chambers lawyer for Labor and Employment, a Benchmark Local Litigation Star and earned recognition on the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation list.