Patrick is a labor and employment law attorney and co-chair of the firm's occupational safety and health law practice.

He represents employers nationwide in the full range of labor and employment issues that can arise out of the employment relationship.

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  • Rodriguez v. M&M/Mars, 1997 U.S.Dist. Lexis 9036 (N.D. Ill.) (granting employer summary judgment in Title VII case where it established plaintiff committed perjury in her deposition).
  • Paine v. Quaker Oats Company, 98-cv-0052-BJR (W.D. Wash.) (granting employer summary judgment in ADA case where it established allegedly biased supervisor played no role in termination decision).
  • Trass v. AIG, Inc., 2000 U.S.Dist. Lexis 3847 (E.D. La.) (granting employer summary judgment in ADA case where it established plaintiff was totally incapable of working for 2-year period preceding termination).
  • NLRB v. IBEW Local 15, 2001 U.S.Dist. Lexis 16379 (N.D. Ill.) (holding parties involved in NLRB §160(l) injunction proceedings are entitled to pre-hearing discovery).
  • Gilreath v. Bechtel Construction Company, et al., 2010 U.S.Dist. Lexis 142494 (S.D. Ohio) (granting employer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings on claims arising out of an underlying NLRB proceeding).
  • Interface Solutions v. SEIU Regional Joint Board and Local 701-T, 2011 U.S. Lexis 123865 (N.D.N.Y.) (granting employer’s motion to vacate arbitrator’s award providing terminated employee with enhanced retirement benefits).

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2023
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section

  • Farm Labor 102: Guidance on the New Legislation in New York, New York Farm Bureau, July 30, 2020
  • Farm Laborers’ Right to Unionize: How Employers Can Stay Out of Trouble & Avoid Unfair Labor Practices, New York Farm Bureau, December 4, 2019 
  • Farm Labor 101: An Introduction to the New Legislation in New York, New York Farm Bureau, October 24, 2019

  • New York Lowers Overtime Threshold for Agricultural Worker, Cental New York Business Journal, October 31, 2022
  • Quoted in "Keeping Your Employees Safe on the Job," Newsday Business, February 3, 2019
  • Co-Author, "Employers' Settlement Agreements with Departing Employees Under Attack," Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3, p. 237, 2007
  • Co-Author, "The Administrative/Production Dichotomy Under the FLSA," HR Advisor, 1995