GSA Business published an article on July 12 entitled “Greenville lawyer to lead S.C. Bar Foundation,” which highlights Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey‘s new position as President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation.
The GSA Business staff report that Lightsey is a partner with Wyche in Greenville and has been in practice for 25 years. He works primarily with trial and appellate litigation, with a primary emphasis on commercial, corporate and news media litigation. He also has an active practice litigating disputes over intellectual property – such as trademark, copyright and trade secrets – and in recent years has been lead counsel in copyright lawsuits involving close to $1 billion at issue.
He graduated from Duke University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then went to Harvard Law School, where he served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors.
Lightsey served as the S.C. Commission on Lawyer Conduct chairman from 1997 to 2004. In 2004, he was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in recognition of his substantial jury trial experience.
Jack D. Griffeth was named president-elect of the S.C. Bar Foundation. Griffeth, a shareholder with Collins & Lacy, practices in the Greenville office. His 34-year practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment related litigation and mediation. Griffeth is the 2011 Greenville Bar Association president; the S.C. Bar Foundation board of directors secretary/treasurer; and a member of the House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit.
The Foundation also announced Beverly A. Carroll as the Foundation secretary/treasurer. Carroll is a partner with K&L Gates, LLP. She is a graduate of Winthrop and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and employment law and she is a certified employment and labor law specialist.
Carroll practices in both of the Carolinas. She has served on the S.C. Bar Board of Governors and currently serves in the S.C. Bar House of Delegates. Carroll is a member of the Rock Hill Economic Development Board; the vice-chair of the Rock Hill Parks & Recreation Commission and a member of the board of directors of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The South Carolina Bar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $43 million to various legal-related organizations that work on behalf of the justice community.