Pioneers

Beyond Appearances

Clip: 02/16/2018 | 1m 29s

Laurie Nelson is an attorney with Ropes & Gray’s real estate investments and transactions group. She worked at Reginald F. Lewis’s law firm as a student summer associate and later as an early career associate. Lewis was her first mentor. She describes him as a perfectionist who pushed his team and recounts Lewis’ desire for his success to transcend race in a world that was not color-blind.

Aired: 02/16/18

Rating: NR

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Major support for Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire has been provided by Tarrus and Kimberly Richardson, Robert F. Smith, David J. Grain, the …