Patrick brings extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation across a range of industries, including construction, advertising and marketing, professional services, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, and financial services. Patrick has tried cases in state and federal court and conducted arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, and the two most prevalent arbitration associations in the United States, namely the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

His deep litigation background and knack for offering real-world risk assessment and implications has helped clients in situations involving product claims, employment issues, government regulatory actions and investigations, securities and consumer protection class actions, as well as false and deceptive advertising claims and consumer law. Patrick is also well-versed in addressing product claims and partnership disputes.

Patrick has a proven ability to provide effective counseling in crisis situations and with respect to improving routine operations to minimize risk. He counsels regarding compliance with state and federal advertising requirements for consumers and in-house monitoring regarding third-party publishers’ compliance with same, cyber insurance (data breach) policies, management of safety-related product recalls, including indemnification and strategy regarding product recall insurance and supervision and direction of insurance panel counsel. His litigation background enables him to provide real-world assessment of risk and concrete implications of business decisions.

  • Credentials


    • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude
      Academic Excellence Awards, Recipient
      International Law Journal, Case and Note Editor
      Esdaile and Stone Moot Courts
    • University of Michigan, B.A., History, 1989, Branstrom Award for Academic Excellence

    Bar Admissions

    • California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

        Professional Memberships

        • American Bar Association, Member
        • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
        • Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Executive Committee, Member (2016-2017)
        • Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, Cyberspace Law Committee, Member and Co-Vice Chair (2015-2016)
      • Insights

        News Release

        Schiff Hardin Expands International Practice With Addition of Corporate and Litigation Partner Duo

        Schiff Hardin LLP today announced the addition of two partners in its New York and San Francisco offices, who together will significantly expand the firm’s international practice.