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Laurie Nelson is an attorney with Ropes & Gray’s real estate investments and transactions group. She worked at Reginald F. Lewis’s law firm as a student summer associate and later as an early career associate. Lewis was her first mentor. She describes him as a perfectionist who pushed his team and recounts Lewis’ desire for his success to transcend race in a world that was not color-blind.
Major support for Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire has been provided by Tarrus and Kimberly Richardson, Robert F. Smith, David J. Grain, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., and Dale LeFebvre. See complete list of all funders.
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