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Mark Bakker & Sarah Sloan Batson Join Nexsen Pruet in Greenville

New hires expand top-ranked labor & employment team

August 15, 2016

Attorneys Mark Bakker and Sarah Sloan Batson have joined Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville office as members (partners).  Both are litigators who represent businesses and professionals on employment and labor law issues.  Mark and Sarah are the latest addition to the firm’s highly ranked employment and labor law team.

 “Since the days of our namesake Julian Nexsen, our firm has prided itself on hiring lawyers who have ‘integrity and skill,’” said David Dubberly, ELL practice group chair. “Those words have never been more applicable because Mark and Sarah are highly regarded by their peers in the Upstate business and legal communities. They will be assets to our firm and clients.” 

Bakker earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  He clerked for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court and the Honorable William B. Traxler, Jr. for the U.S. District Court of South Carolina, and started his practice of law in Greenville in 1996.  Bakker is also a certified mediator in South Carolina federal and state courts.  

Batson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business and the University of South Carolina School of Law, valedictorian in both undergraduate and law school.  She clerked for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit before she began her practice.  In addition to her employment practice, Batson also handles other complex commercial disputes.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. More at