Four Alumni Recognized Among 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine


Four Holy Cross alumni were named among the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine this summer: Michael Brown "86, Dominic Blue '98, Damon Hart '96 and Theodore V. Wells, Jr. '72.

According to the publication, the list showcases "African-American men and women who have been recognized for their legal leadership and expertise in national and global-leading corporations." The attorneys featured on the list are widely known in the legal profession for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.

Michael Brown '86 is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Baltimore office. Brown graduated from Holy Cross with a degree in political science.

Dominic Blue '98 is chief transformation officer for a major business line at MassMutual. Blue, who majored in sociology, was also a four-year starter on the varsity football team and a co-captain.

Damon Hart '96 serves as Liberty Mutual Insurance’s senior vice president and deputy general counsel. A political science major at the College, Hart was a starting forward on the basketball team, and appeared in the College's 1993 NCAA tournament run.

Ted Wells '72 co-chairs Paul, Weiss’s Litigation Department and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best trial lawyers. Wells is set to be awarded an honorary degree during a campus celebration of the 50-year anniversary of Holy Cross’ Black Student Union (BSU) on November 9. A co-founder of the BSU, Wells graduated from the College with a degree in economics.

The full listing of the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers is available to view online at