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Trisha S. Pande

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Attorney Trisha S. Pande is dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights and primarily represents employees and labor unions. She also contributes to the firm’s civil rights practice and represents the wrongfully convicted and victims of police misconduct.

Before joining Patterson Harkavy, Trisha was Assistant General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC. While at SEIU, Trisha represented workers and local unions before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor relations agencies in Illinois, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut, Tennessee, and North Carolina. She also represented the union in federal voting rights litigation and helped draft several amicus briefs in cases before the Supreme Court, including Trump v. Hawaii, which challenged the constitutionality of then-President Trump’s anti-immigrant proclamation restricting travel to the United States.

Trisha regularly speaks on topics regarding labor unions, employment rights, and alternative strategies to advancing workers’ rights in the modern economy. She has presented for the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

Trisha graduated from Brown University and George Washington University Law School with honors. She received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of women in society and in the legal profession.

Read about Trisha’s recent activities on our blog.

Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2019
  • New York, 2016
Professional Experience
  • Patterson Harkavy, LLP, Attorney, 2018 – present
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 2015 – 2018
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., May 2015 (Honors)
    • National Women Lawyers Association Outstanding Law Graduate
    • The George Washington Law Review, Associate
  • Brown University, B.A., May 2010 (Honors)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Employment Law Section
  • AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • National Police Accountability Project
Notable Cases
  • Elon University & SEIU Workers United Southern Region, 370 NLRB No. 91 ( 2021) (represented SEIU Workers United in case affirming right of adjunct faculty to unionize).
  • Savino v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth., 830 S.E.2d 845 (N.C. 2019) (drafted amicus brief on behalf of NCAJ in case restoring $5.5 million dollar jury award in medical negligence case).
  • Bellitto v. Snipes, 268 F. Supp. 3d 1328 (S.D. Fla. 2017), affirmed Bellitto v. Snipes, 935 F.3d 1192 (11th Cir. 2019) (represented SEIU 1199 United Healthcare East as Intervenor-Defendant in case regarding National Voter Registration Act list maintenance provisions; affirmed in 11th Circuit).
  • Trump v. Hawaii, 138 S. Ct. 2392, 201 L. Ed. 2d 775 (2018) (drafted amicus brief on behalf of SEIU challenging President Trump’s anti-immigrant proclamation barring entry of nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries).
  • Columbia University, 364 NLRB No. 90 (2016) (drafted amicus brief on behalf of SEIU in case upholding right of graduate students to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act).