Nelson Mullins Names Kat Taylor Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is pleased to announce that Katerina “Kat” Taylor joined the firm this week as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, she will collaborate with the firm’s Diversity Partners and other firm leaders to invest in the long-term success of the firm’s diverse attorneys. 

“I am personally committed to the individual success of our diverse attorneys,” said Michael A. Brown, a Baltimore partner who is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the firm’s Chief Diversity Partner. “With the addition of Kat to our team, we now have a seasoned executive focused full-time on driving our DEI efforts across the firm.”

Overall, Taylor’s role includes coaching and mentorship of the firm’s diverse attorneys for career development and progression, engagement with partners and firm leaders to involve diverse attorneys in substantive client work and firm matters, and driving the firm’s institutional DEI programs and initiatives. Taylor has more than 20 years of executive experience in various organizations in which she helped businesses achieve success.

“Whether in banking, government, or nonprofit, I have seen the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion on how organizations achieve their business strategies,” Taylor said. “I am very excited to use my experience to lead the DEI efforts at Nelson Mullins. The firm has demonstrated its strong commitment to diversity and I am looking forward to helping the firm achieve its objectives in this area.”                  

Taylor joins Nelson Mullins from the City of Atlanta’s WorkSource Atlanta and Invest Atlanta, where she was executive director and senior vice president of Workforce Development. Before the City of Atlanta, Taylor was the first woman president and CEO in the 80-year history of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. She also has worked as an independent consultant to nonprofits and was a vice president of business development for SunTrust bank. She has been named a Georgia Trend Most Notable Georgians and an Atlanta Tribune Woman of Excellence, both in 2019. She earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to