Patrick counsels clients on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance coverage. He assists clients in obtaining appropriate coverage and represents clients in resolving disputes over coverage, including in litigation and arbitration.
During law school, Patrick served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski in the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia and for the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of in US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Advised on COVID-19 insurance recovery claims under property insurance policies, including for business interruption losses.
Litigated billion-dollar dispute under professional liability/errors and omissions (E&O) policies arising from allegations of insurer bad faith failure to settle class action brought under Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Represented client in claim under representation and warranty policy involving third-party claim against policyholder and breach of representations in merger agreement concerning compliance with existing contracts
Litigated insurance coverage under claims-made policy for settlement of class action alleging defects in over-the-counter medical product and related claims for bad faith
Represented client in claim under representation and warranty policy involving breaches of representations in asset purchase agreement related to condition of assets
Advised clients in corporate transactions on subrogation provisions in and broadening coverage under buyer’s representation and warranties policies
Articles in the National Law Review database by Patrick M. McDermott