Wil Holtz and Nelson Williams have been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural “Hot List,” which recognizes 100 junior and mid-level lawyers of color under 40 who have excelled in their careers and show a promising future.
A selection committee composed of Lawyers of Color staff and professional advisers chose Holtz and Williams – who will be profiled in a special July 2013 issue – after spending months vetting candidates either identified by Lawyers of Color or nominated by mentors, peers and colleagues.
Holtz, who holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, practices in the firm’s intellectual property practice, focusing on biotech and life science patents.
Williams, who also holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. from Duke University, practices in the firm’s human resources group, representing employers in various aspects of employment law and litigation.
Lawyers of Color Inc. is a media and research company and the parent company of “On Being A Black Lawyer,” “On Being A Hispanic Lawyer” and “On Being A Lawyer of Color.” The company aims to promote the causes and contributions of minority attorneys and has received recognition from the American Bar Association and the National Black Law Student Association, among other well-known organizations.