Nelson Mullins’ James Burns a 2018 ‘S.C. Port Ambassador’

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

James H. Burns, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, is among the 2018 class of graduates of the SC Ports Authority’s Port Ambassadors Program. Participants in the program spend eight months learning about Port operations, economic development, and the challenges facing the maritime and transportation industry.

Burns practices in the areas of consumer financial services litigation, business litigation, and government relations. He is a former chief of staff for former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and has served as deputy legal counsel in the Office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations at The Pentagon. 

“The Port Ambassadors Program engages a diverse group of South Carolina leaders in support of the Port’s mission and provides a deeper understanding of the maritime community’s critical role in our region,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “We’re proud of the program’s success and value the opportunity to educate the statewide community about our business and plans for the future.”