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Three Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized by Lawyers of Color in Hot List 2022

February 15, 2023 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow attorneys Dawn Campbell, Nikita McMillian and Jin Yoshikawa have all been recognized in Lawyers of Color, Hot List 2022, for their leadership, character, and expertise in the legal field. The firm is thrilled to congratulate our attorneys on this exciting recognition. Selections for this distinct honor are made through nominations and attorneys who are chosen for this list exemplify integrity, high achievement, strong leadership, and a passion for diversity.

Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. The organization has several publications, including Hot List, and seeks to promote education, global community involvement in advocacy, and elevate minority attorneys and their accomplishments.

Dawn Campbell practices within Butler Snow’s Health Law Group. She focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, operational, and transactional matters, including federal Stark and Anti-kickback laws, the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) and HIPAA privacy and security. With more than a decade of experience in health care at one of the largest health systems in the southeast region, Campbell regularly counsels hospitals and health systems, single- and multi-specialty physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers on compliance with fraud and abuse, Stark and Anti-kickback laws, self-disclosure and reporting, reimbursement, corporate practice of medicine issues, implementing and complying with the NSA and compliance with HIPAA privacy and security.

Prior to joining Butler Snow, Campbell clerked for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is an Associate of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is active in the Memphis Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2020-2023, and Chair of Bench Bar Sponsorship Committee, 2022) and the American Bar Association (Vice Chair, Health Care Facilities Operations Interest Group, 2021-present), among other professional organizations. She is also active in community organizations, including H.T. Lockard Foundation, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2018-Present) and REACH Memphis (Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 2021-present).

Campbell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business, magna cum laude, from the University of Memphis and obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Nikita McMillian focuses her practice on pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare litigation where she defends drug and medical device manufacturers against product liability claims. McMillian currently serves as a member of the deposition team in the pelvic mesh and hernia mesh litigations. She also manages all Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh cases that are newly filed in Mississippi federal and state courts. In addition to product liability claims, McMillian has experience defending employers against discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination claims. She has also represented corporations against personal injury and breach of contract claims.

McMillian is a member of the American and Mississippi Women Lawyers Associations, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Jackson Young Lawyers and The Mississippi Bar. She has been previously recognized by Best Lawyers in America® on the Ones to Watch list for Product Liability LitigationDefendants in 2023 and received the Rising Star Award from Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

McMillian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and obtained her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law.

Jin Yoshikawa is a member of Butler Snow’s Drug and Device Litigation Practice Group where he handles matters from nationwide product liability MDLs and medical misadventure actions to personal pro bono work. He is a Japanese native speaker and passionate about helping to promote the growth of the Asian American business and legal communities. Yoshikawa helps lead Butler Snow’s efforts to promote Japanese economic and cultural exchange, support the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and advance diversity and inclusion. He is deeply involved in Butler Snow’s recruiting committee and participates in various associations.

Yoshikawa is a board member of the Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association and an associate member of the United States-Japan Council. He is actively involved with the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, where he helps promote economic and cultural exchange between Japan and Tennessee. He is also a committed member of the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee.

Yoshikawa has a Bachelor of Science in computer science, with a specialty in artificial intelligence and machine learning from Columbia University and obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Vanderbilt University School of Law.