August 31, 2020
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has chosen Charlotte of counsel Cory Patterson as a 2020–2021 member of its Sources of Success professional development program. Patterson joined Nelson Mullins' Charlotte office in June, practicing complex civil litigation.
Sources of Success is a 12-month professional development program tailored to mid-career women and diverse attorneys in the legal profession. Over the course of the program, participants will deepen their knowledge of career strategies, develop leadership and management skills, and connect with other attorneys and potential mentors.
Patterson is committed to diversity in the practice of law on all levels. He has served as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Greenville County Bar Association, member of the Diversity Committee for the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, and as member of the Diverse Leaders Academy for the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.
Patterson has experience on both sides of a case. He is a former assistant district attorney with the Guilford County District Attorney's Office in Greensboro/High Point, N.C. At Nelson Mullins, Patterson focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and has experience working with clients in matters related to insurance, personal injury, white collar crime, toxic torts/asbestos, and government and internal investigations.
MCCA, founded in 1997, is committed to advancing the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers in law departments and law firms by providing research, best practices, professional development, and training; and through pipeline initiatives. MCCA will provide the firm an opportunity to glean from the MCCA's work in moving the needle for diversity in the legal industry.
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