Pat is an associate in the Firm’s Employment & Labor practice group. Pat provides responsive and time-critical advice and counseling on employment-related compliance strategies, policy and procedure development, agreement reviews, and workforce drawdown and restructurings.
Pat’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling, as well as traditional labor relations. He is a determined litigator in federal and state court, where he aggressively defends employers of all sizes against claims of discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation for disabilities, family medical leave, wage and hour violations, interference with contracts, defamation, restrictive-covenant disputes, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims under state and federal law. He has extensive experience representing clients in front of the MCCR, DCOHR, EEOC, NLRB, and state and federal courts.
In addition to employment counseling and litigation, Pat maintains an active traditional labor relations practice. He assists employers in assessing their workforce, acts as a first responder for clients facing threats of labor organizing, and defends employers against unfair labor practice litigation before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor agencies.
Prior to joining Maynard Nexsen, Pat was an employment and traditional labor relations associate at a national law firm in Washington, D.C. He also previously served as a law clerk to an administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board and worked as a business development manager for several high-growth technology companies.
Pat holds a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as a staff editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston.
- State Bar: District of Columbia, Maryland
- U.S. District Court: District of Columbia, Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit
- *Pat is not licensed to practice law in South Carolina.