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Business North Carolina Names Seven Parker Poe Attorneys Among 2020 Legal Elite

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  • January 08, 2020

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite. Every North Carolina attorney has a chance to vote on the Legal Elite, resulting in a list the magazine describes as “the state’s best attorneys, selected by their peers.”

Approximately 3 percent of all practicing attorneys in the state were selected this year. Below are the Parker Poe attorneys and the categories in which they were recognized.

Business
Bill Pappas
is a partner in Raleigh who provides results-oriented corporate counsel to national and international clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, pharmaceutical-related, health care, and investment industries.

Construction
Jason Herndon
is a partner in Raleigh who advises clients on construction claims litigation, in-project dispute avoidance, and contract drafting and negotiation issues. He is the immediate past chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section.

Employment
Patti Bartis
has defended employers facing discrimination claims for more than 20 years. Patti regularly assists employers with compliance, training, and drafting employment agreements and policies. She also serves as Parker Poe’s Raleigh Office Development Partner.

Environmental
Mary Katherine Stukes
is a partner in Charlotte who leads the firm’s Environmental & Energy Practice Group. She advises clients on environmental issues involved in all types of business transactions and represents clients in environmental litigation and regulatory compliance issues.

Steve Weber is a partner in Charlotte who focuses his practice on environmental, administrative, and municipal law, with an emphasis on litigation and regulatory compliance. Steve also regularly participates in environmental and mass tort class action litigation.

Intellectual Property
Will Cannon
is a partner in Raleigh who helps clients negotiate technology contracts and safeguard their intellectual property rights. His work includes managing the trademark portfolios of several universities across North Carolina.

Young Guns
Sarah Hutchins
is a partner in Charlotte who helps clients navigate business litigation, government investigations, and data privacy. She has a particularly deep understanding of the digital aspects of business disputes, including those involving trade secret misappropriation.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 225 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.