November 17, 2015
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Elizabeth L. Bakker and Cory B. Patterson in the Greenville office.
Elizabeth Bakker’s practice focuses on construction litigation and she has experience drafting and reviewing pleadings and performing legal research on licensing requirements for general contractors. Her clients include general contractors, subcontractors and business owners involving matters such as contract disputes, breach of contract, construction litigation and business law.
Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, she was in private practice where she reviewed documents for privilege and responsiveness during discovery process and evaluated discovery for potential impact on claims. Elizabeth also reviewed and analyzed both Plaintiff and Defendant’s discovery productions in a complex securities fraud class action.
Elizabeth received her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law and graduated from Wofford College. She is a member of the SC Bar, Greenville County Bar Association, Greenville Women Giving, the Junior League of Greenville and has volunteered with Carolina Youth Development Center and Special Olympics.
Cory Patterson’s practice focuses on utility and financial services litigations. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Patterson served as in-house counsel for CertusBank. He provided legal guidance and strategic recommendations for a variety of bank regulatory and compliance matters, as well as negotiated, drafted and managed third party vendor agreements.
Prior to working in banking, Cory served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney’s office in Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina.
He received his J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law where he was a member of the AAJ trial team, the Civil Rights trial team and the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review. He graduated, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University.
Cory is a member of the Guilford County Bar Association, NC Conference of District Attorneys, Inns of Court -Guilford County Chapter, and Rotary Club of Greenville.