McGuireWoods’ 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.
The Triangle Business Journal will honor this year’s winners at an August lunch celebration in Cary, North Carolina.