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Friday, April 08, 2005

New African-American Firm to Tackle Big Business

New York Lawyer April 7, 2005 By Meredith Hobbs Daily Report When new corporate law firm Molden Holley Fergusson Thompson & Heard opened for business on Monday, it mae history, said its five partners. Molden Holley will be the first African-American firm in Atlanta made up of lawyers with big-firm corporate experience, they said. Four of the partners are Alston & Bird alums and the fifth worked at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Hunton & Williams. Three other lawyers are joining the firm as of counsel. Regina S. Molden, the new firm’s founder, was a fourth-year associate in the securities litigation group at Alston & Bird. She has the fewest years of legal experience of anyone in the firm, but a prior career in business made her the obvious choice for managing partner. Three of the firm’s other partners, Oni A. Holley, Colette Y. Fergusson and E. Steven Thompson, are also Alston alums. The fourth, Bradley E. Heard, was a classmate of Thompson’s at Yale Law School. The new partners said there’s an unmet demand in the Atlanta market for an African-American firm capable of doing complex business transactions and litigation. Complete Story:


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