FordHarrison Partner Dawn Siler-Nixon Selected As a "Top-Idea Maven" by The Woman's Advantage

Date   Oct 23, 2012

FordHarrison is pleased to announce that Diversity & Inclusion Partner Dawn Siler-Nixon's quote was selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2013 Woman's Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar. The calendar provides advice for women business owners from influential women leaders across the U.S. and around the world.

Dawn's quote reads, "The people you surround yourself with tell the story of your character," and is featured on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

"Dawn's quote was selected because it was powerful yet easy to understand. Her idea is relevant to almost every woman in business today," said Mary Cantando, Growth Expert of The Woman's Advantage. "Women business owners and those who dream of starting a business will learn so much from the advice provided by Dawn and the other successful women quoted in the calendar."

Dawn has represented employers in litigating labor and employment law matters for more than 16 years. Her practice focuses on litigating discrimination and harassment cases in federal and state litigation, as well as union election campaigns, including preparing anti-union campaigns and appealing certification. She has handled trials in state and federal court, arbitrations and trials of representation cases and unfair labor practice charges involving non-competes, wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, FMLA issues, retaliation, disability, and discrimination based on any protected characteristic. Dawn has also successfully represented employers before local, state and federal agencies. 

Dawn is also the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Partner with responsibility for the oversight and implementation of the firm's Diversity Strategic Plan. As the Firm's Diversity Partner, Dawn is a member of the Management Group and the firm's seven person Executive Committee, the firm's highest governing body that sets policy and compensation. She received her J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law in 1993.

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