Foley is pleased to announce that Emily Magee, partner in the Jacksonville office, has been named a 2011 Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal. According to the publication, this award recognizes the best and brightest women in business throughout Northeast Florida.
Magee was selected for this award in large part due to her significant contributions to the community and firm. She played an instrumental role in the construction of a new hospital, university, retirement home, manufacturing and port facilities, which resulted in the addition of jobs and revenue to the Jacksonville economy. Magee served as bond counsel on billions of dollars in tax-exempt financing for these and other major projects in Florida.
Her extensive civic commitment includes leadership roles in a number of local organizations including First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Second Chance Animal Rescue and Tree Hill Nature Preserve Education Center. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Governing Body of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center where she mentors local women entrepreneurs and business owners.
Further illustrating her dedication to the advancement of women, Magee serves on the Women’s Network Steering Committee at Foley and works closely with firm leadership to support, educate and promote women attorneys. She also plays a prominent role on the firm’s national pro bono committee. Magee’s most recent pro bono contribution includes directing Foley’s participation in the start up of the Northeast Florida Legal Medical Partnership, a group that provides integrated medical-legal services to the area’s low-income population.