Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette has won a Triangle Business Journal 2020 Women in Business Award,
joining the ranks of accomplished leaders across the Raleigh area
recognized for excellence throughout the awards program's 23 years.
Based in the firm’s Raleigh office, Mallette represents businesses in
commercial litigation. She recently completed a two-year term as president
of the Capital City Lawyers Association, a voluntary bar association
comprised largely of minority lawyers, judges and elected officials. The
CCLA assists underrepresented communities through outreach and pro bono
service and awards scholarships to minority law students. Under Mallette’s
leadership, the group broadened its focus to encourage younger students to
consider legal careers.
Mallette also recently completed a three-year term as second vice president
of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, playing a key role
expanding the organization’s membership and program offerings. She recently
was accepted to the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s
2019-2021 Diverse Leaders Academy, which provides opportunities for lawyers
in underrepresented groups to serve in leadership roles.
“I am honored to be recognized for my client and community work in the
Triangle,” said Mallette, a former U.S. Air Force captain and former
attorney in the Air Force JAG Corps. “To be able to work at a firm that
shares my passion for diversity and inclusion empowers me to help inspire
the next generation of lawyers.”
Mallette is a council member on the North Carolina Bar Association’s
Military and Veterans Law Section. She also is a member of the Junior
League of Raleigh and serves on the organization’s government relations and
public affairs committee.
“This award is a testament to how Jocelyn draws upon her wealth of
experience and leadership to help her clients and the community,” said
McGuireWoods Raleigh office managing partner
Mary Nash Rusher.
Triangle Business Journal
will honor this year’s winners at an August lunch celebration in Cary,