Dawn Siler-Nixon Named One of 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine

Date   Mar 10, 2015

FordHarrison, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Dawn Siler-Nixon, partner in the firm's Tampa office, has been chosen for inclusion in Savoy Magazine's list of the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers. This comprehensive list, to be published in the magazine's Spring issue, features the top partners from the leading national law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies.

"Savoy is proud to be at the vanguard of recognizing excellence and success within private industry and corporate professionals," said L.P. Green, II, Publisher, Savoy Magazine. "Recognizing the Most Influential Black Lawyers is a natural extension of our ongoing coverage of influencers and achievers that began in with the creation of the Most Influential Black Executives and Most Influential Black Women listings. We remain committed to recognizing and exposing the world to the full spectrum of excellence within the African American community."

Dawn, who serves as the Diversity and Inclusion partner for FordHarrison, has spent two decades partnering with her clients to help guide and direct their employment decisions to avoid the time and expense of litigation, and creating and executing a strategy to defend them through trial should the need arise. She is committed to knowing her client's businesses.  Dawn's familiarity with her client's businesses and industries and knowledge of current legal trends is beneficial to her clients in preparing for and thwarting any potential adverse actions.  It is for these reasons that employers turn to her to defend them in administrative proceedings and state and federal court actions involving sex, age, national origin, race and other discrimination claims.  Dawn has extensive experience handling Family and Medical Leave Act claims and has successfully litigated multiple plaintiff Age Discrimination claims in state and federal court.

"It is an honor to be among the talented and remarkable attorneys featured in 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list," said Dawn. "Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace at FordHarrison and striving to be the best lawyer I can be are two passions of mine that are dually noted with this distinction, and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it."

About Savoy Magazine
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide. Look for the new Savoy app available for iOS and Android devices March 27, 2015.