Washington, D.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that it has opened a full-service office in Washington, D.C. Its first outside the Southeast, the firm is opening the office in partnership with Leftwich LLC, a long-standing minority/woman-led firm in the nation’s capital.
The team joining Parker Poe from Leftwich brings a wealth of experience in the areas of real estate and commercial development, sports and entertainment, telecommunications, energy, government contracting, and small business law and consulting. The team includes five attorneys: Thomas D. Bridenbaugh, Nicholas S. Penn, Sherry F. Bellamy, Scott A. Burrell, and Roderic L. Woodson.
In addition, veteran investment attorney Michael P. Kelley is joining Parker Poe’s Washington office. Michael has more than 25 years of experience assisting U.S. and international companies and funds with all of their investment needs. He joins Parker Poe from Arent Fox.
Parker Poe will continue to grow its federal lobbying and government affairs practice in the nation’s capital under the leadership of Bruce Thompson, who has helped build the firm’s D.C. presence over the past decade. The new D.C. office is located at 1400 K St. NW.
The firm is also expanding the reach of Parker Poe Consulting, establishing PPC-Leftwich in the full-service D.C. office. PPC-Leftwich will operate as a minority/woman-led professional services company with Marie C. Johns of Leftwich as CEO. Marie has been a leader in business, civic, and government service for more than 30 years. Dwanda Glenn-Woodward of Leftwich will also join Marie at the new consulting firm, where they will continue to provide management consulting, small business advisory services, organizational effectiveness guidance, and public policy consulting.
“These strategic steps will enhance our ability to support clients across our footprint,” says Parker Poe Managing Partner Tom Griffin. “The Leftwich firm has been a staple in the District for over 40 years, and we are thrilled to combine forces with a group of professionals who share the same key values as we do. We look forward to serving our clients with a diverse talent pool of attorneys and professionals in Washington.”
“The Leftwich LLC team is excited to join forces with Parker Poe and leverage the firm’s size and strength in serving clients,” says Marie C. Johns, former managing member of Leftwich LLC. “We are committed to continuing our founder Willie Leftwich’s legacy of extraordinary service to clients and deep engagement in our city.”
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in eight offices located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.
About PPC-Leftwich and Parker Poe Consulting
PPC-Leftwich LLC and Parker Poe Consulting LLC offer a broad range of services in the areas of management consulting, government relations, economic development, and site selection. They are subsidiaries of Parker Poe with offices in Washington, D.C.; Columbia, South Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.