Lori Patterson

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Lori H. Patterson represents broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, financial institutions, and public companies in securities litigation and arbitration, regulatory matters, and SEC and SRO investigations and actions.

These matters include customer initiated arbitrations and litigation; enforcement proceedings and investigations by the SEC, self-regulatory organizations and state securities regulators; and intra-industry disputes such as “raiding” claims, claims related to non-competition agreements, the theft of trade secrets and injunctive proceedings.

Specifically Ms. Patterson has extensive experience in defending claims and regulatory actions related to private placements, alternative investments and Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5) offerings.

In addition to her securities related work, Ms. Patterson also has broad experience in governmental entity defense. She regularly handles litigation involving state and federal constitutional claims against governmental entities, as well as claims involving government contractors and the white collar criminal defense of government officials or claims of official misconduct.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Patterson held a clerkship with The Honorable John C. Godbold, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1997 to 1998. Ms. Patterson works from our Memphis office.


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 1997, summa cum laude
  • University of the South, B.S., 1993


  • Tennessee, 1999
  • Alabama, 1997

Representative Matters:

  • Securities Litigation and Defense of Broker-Dealers and Registered Investment Advisers
    • Defended broker-dealer in SEC investigation involving L Shares. Received clearance letter from Enforcement Staff.
    • Defended broker-dealer in civil litigation and in securities arbitrations arising out of sale of CDO products.
    • Defending municipal advisor in ongoing SEC investigation.
    • Defend broker-dealer in SEC investigation into municipal bond offering. No action taken.
    • Defended broker-dealer in FINRA arbitration related to sale of CDO products.
    • Defended public company and officers in SEC Enforcement Action. Received settlement with no monetary penalty.
    • Frequent defense of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors in SEC enforcement actions.
  • Municipal/Governmental Defense/Election Law
    • Successfully represented local governmental entity through trial related to one of the largest school system consolidations in the country.
    • Represented individuals challenging dual majority election requirements under the United States Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
    • Successfully represented municipality on Voting Rights Act claims.
    • Successfully represented municipality on zoning matters, including claims alleging violations of due process and equal protection.
    • Successfully represented candidate in bringing suit to have his name placed on the ballot over objections of election commission.
  • White Collar Criminal Matters
    • Defended elected official accused of bribery and official misconduct.
    • Successfully defended local public officials in investigations and criminal actions concerning official misconduct.
    • Successfully defended government contractor against mail fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with Medicare contracts with the State of Tennessee and federal government. Indictment and charges were dismissed for represented defendant.
    • Assisted government contractors with government investigations and grand jury proceedings.
    • Defended employee accused of embezzlement from employer, obtaining pre-trial diversion on client’s behalf.

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Founder – Memphis Chapter of the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Clinic, legal clinic servicing homeless individuals
  • Board Member – Community Alliance for the Homeless
  • Member – Tennessee, Alabama and American Bar Associations
  • Past Member – Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court
  • Adjunct Professor – Legal Research and Writing, University of Memphis School of Law (2001 – 2002)


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney Lori Patterson & Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC can handle?
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC can handle cases related to laws concerning Financial Services, Litigation, Business, Government. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC located?
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is located at 165 Madison Ave #2000, Memphis, TN 38103, USA. You can reach out to Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC using their phone line 901.577.8241. You can also check their website bakerdonelson.com.
How much would it cost to hire Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC?
Lori Patterson lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are Lori Patterson reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on Lori Patterson lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
165 Madison Ave #2000, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Get directions

Tyler Nicoll

Crosspointe Drive 1019
Naples 34110 FL US

Rick Cofer

West Avenue 1002
Austin 78701 TX US

Brian Orlow

Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US