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Sept. 5, 2023

Encompass Members Recognized in Best Lawyers' 2024 'Ones to Watch' Listing

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Best Lawyers in America named Encompass partners Lianna Donovan and Jennifer Jokerst to its 2024 Ones to Watch list. The pair have been spotlighted in each of their states for their exceptional performance in their legal practices. 

Donovan was recognized in North Carolina for her practice in commercial litigation while Jokerst was recognized in South Carolina for her practice in commercial litigation, litigation – securities, and product liability litigation – defendants.

Donovan counsels Fortune 500 healthcare and pharmaceutical clients in developing discovery strategies in large-scale litigation and in response to government investigations, including managing document collection, review, and production. She focuses her practice at Nelson Mullins in the areas of electronic discovery, records and information governance, cybersecurity and data privacy, and business litigation.

Jokerst focuses her practice at Nelson Mullins on business and securities-related litigation, electronic discovery, and products liability.

According to Best Lawyers, attorneys are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers distinctions are based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areas and legal practice area. Best Lawyers Ones to Watch recognizes young attorneys in the early stages of their careers. Learn more about the methodology.

Nelson Mullins Encompass is a division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Established in 2007, Encompass provides clients facing significant litigation, government investigations, and transactions with end-to-end e-discovery technology, document review, and integrated counsel and advocacy. For more information on Encompass, go to