Squire Patton Boggs Regional Managing Partner Frederick R. Nance has been selected to the 2015 Inductee Class for Inside Business Hall of Fame. This year’s four honorees have made a lasting contribution to the community in economic, cultural and civic endeavors. The inductees will be honored at a special 20th Anniversary ceremony on October 28, 2015, held at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. The firm’s previous inductees are Andrew Squire (historic inductee) and James C. Davis.
In addition to serving as regional managing partner, Mr. Nance also leads the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Group in the US. From 2009-2012, Mr. Nance served as the Cleveland Browns’ General Counsel, while remaining a partner at Squire Patton Boggs. In 2006, he was one of five finalists for the position of Commissioner of the National Football League; and has represented LeBron James since 2002.
Within the community, Mr. Nance is a standing member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership having served as its Chairman for two years, and is a former Chairman of the Executive Committee of The 50 Club of Cleveland. Mr. Nance currently serves on the Boards of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (as a fiduciary director), the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Team NEO and RPM International, Inc. He has also served as a ten year Trustee of the Cleveland Foundation.
In addition to this honor, Mr. Nance was selected as one of Savoy’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers, which recognizes top partners from leading national law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. In 2014 he received the “Managing Partner of the Year Pathfinder Award” from the National Bar Association’s African American Managing Partners and General Counsel’s Group. Mr. Nance has also been named to Inside Business Magazine’s “Power 100 List” for a series of years up to 2015. In 2007, he was named No. 1 on that List.