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Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1989, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1988-89

Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985


Pat Bryant has a wide-ranging corporate and commercial law practice, with particular experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation, and governmental and internal investigations. He represents public and private companies and investors in a variety of financing and corporate transactions, including public and private equity and debt securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, investments and dispositions.

Pat also regularly advises public companies and their independent directors on an array of matters, including securities disclosure and regulation; compliance with SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and stock exchange mandates; corporate governance; executive compensation; internal investigations; and general business matters.

He is a frequent speaker on matters of audit committee governance and practice and securities matters at the Audit Committee Roundtable series sponsored by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and other conferences.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, corporate governance, corporate, securities/capital markets, securities regulation, 2007-24
    • Charlotte Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, 2017, 2019, 2021
    • Charlotte Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year, 2015
    • Charlotte Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, securities and corporate finance, 2016-22
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business law, 2010-11, 2014-15, 2017-21


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1989-90



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