Cari Dawson, partner and chair of Alston & Bird’s Class Action Group, has been named one of the country’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine.
As described by the magazine, the list comprises the “best of the best” of African- American attorneys who are partners within leading national law firms or who serve as corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations.
“Savoy is proud to congratulate those recognized within the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers listing,” said L.P. Green, II, publisher of Savoy Magazine. “We salute their achievement and leadership working at the highest levels within firms of influence and global corporations.”
Dawson represents clients on complex litigation matters, including serving as lead class action counsel in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration multidistrict litigation in California.
In addition to being honored by Savoy, Dawson – who serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee – was recently recognized by the Georgia Diversity Council as one of Georgia’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women” and by The National Law Journal in 2013 as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” for her Toyota work.
Dawson is among an esteemed group of lawyers recognized by Savoy, including, Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.; Christopher P. Reynolds, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Toyota Motor North America; and Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer, UPS.