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Christopher Hanson Selected for the 2023 Class of Leadership South Carolina

Nelson Mullins partner Christopher Hanson was selected along with three other Greenville area residents to participate in the 2023 class of Leadership South Carolina. Participants were nominated for their exceptional commitment to their communities and were selected from more than 300 applicants statewide. Hanson will participate in the nine-month program designed to focus on critical issues facing South Carolina.

“It is an absolute honor to be selected to participate in the 2023 class of Leadership South Carolina,” said partner Christopher Hanson. “I look forward to augmenting my knowledge and understanding of critical state and local issues so I can continue to serve the Greenville community and our state.”

Hanson leads the firm’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory Compliance & Litigation practice group. He assists clients with regulatory issues involving medical devices, human and animal drugs, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, radiation-emitting electronic products, and clinical laboratories. He has aided clients in consequential interactions with federal, state, and foreign regulatory agencies, including the FDA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hanson sits on the Board of Directors and serves as the Legal Officer of the Executive Committee of SCbio, South Carolina’s public/private life sciences industry association.

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For 40 years, Leadership South Carolina has helped create new generations of leaders as the only leadership program dealing with issues facing all of South Carolina. Its over 1,500 graduates include former governors, other statewide and local elected officials, and business, academic, and non-profit leaders.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.