Patrick is a senior associate in the Charlotte office whose practice focuses on representing (1) businesses in complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts in the US, as well as international arbitrations; and (2) employers with disputes involving trade secrets, breaches of restrictive covenants, and Title VII, FMLA, and REDA claims. Patrick also counsels the furniture industry on a variety of regulatory issues, with particular focus on new CPSC and EPA developments.

Civic and Professional Activities

  • Chair, New Lawyers Division, Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair, Duke Law Charlotte
  • Membership Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2016, 2017, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America’s Ones to Watch (BL Rankings), Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2020
Experience

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  • Counsel for public hospital authority in putative antitrust class action.
  • Represented large utility in administrative agency appeal challenging North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality coal ash basin closure order.
  • Represented a United States food service company against a Swiss company regarding intellectual property and contractual matters in an international commercial arbitration in Zurich and administered by the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution.
  • Represented release-of-information vendor and hospital system in class action lawsuit alleging violation of medical record copying fees statutes.
  • Obtained summary judgment and successfully argued in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Sheriff’s Office in Fourth Amendment excessive force case. Cybernet, LLC v. David, 954 F.3d 162 (4th Cir. 2020).
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation through taking more than 15 depositions of plaintiffs and treating physicians.
  • Pro Bono:
    • Reunited Guatemalan father with wrongfully removed son. Pineda Elias v. Leon Arevalo, 2016 WL 8738275 (M.D.N.C. Aug. 2, 2016).
    • Obtained resentencing hearing on behalf of individual who was wrongfully convicted of mutually exclusive offenses.
    • Obtained post-conviction relief on behalf of individual who was wrongfully convicted of attempted murder.
    • Obtain protective orders on behalf of victims of domestic violence.
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Bar admissions

2015, North Carolina

Admitted to practice before:

  • United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., 2015, Duke University School of Law
    • Justin Miller Award for Citizenship
    • D.O.N.E. Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community
  • B.A., 2012, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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