Patrick A. Bradford
Patrick A. Bradford is a complex commercial litigator with over twenty years of legal and management experience. He has represented corporate clients in federal courts throughout the United States, and before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. He also represents clients in state court matters. Patrick’s extensive investigations work includes antitrust reviews, board of directors’ engagements and FCPA inquiries. Patrick is a former Litigation Partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He served as General Counsel of a NYS state environmental agency, and Chief Litigation Counsel for the New York City Council. Patrick has been a guest instructor teaching “Law & Technology” at Columbia University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law at Fordham Law School.
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Complex Commercial Litigation
Represented KPMG in federal district court in New York in connection with a complaint alleging negligence and breach of contract. The Common Fund for Non-Profit Organizations v. KPMG LLP, 1:96-cv-00255-GBD (S.D.N.Y.).
Represented Ernst & Whinney in federal district court in Knoxville, Tennessee in connection with a complaint alleging audit negligence and breach of contract. Representation included the examination of a fact witness at trial, preparation of motions in limine, drafting of legal memoranda and briefs.
Represented American Suzuki Motor Corporation in connection with various “rollover” litigations involving the Suzuki Samurai.
Represented Sheldon Gordon in federal court in connection with breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims. G.K. Las Vegas Limited Partnership and Sheldon Gordon v. Simon Property Group, et al., 2:04-cv-01199-DAE-GWF (D. Nev.).
Represented the Audit and Control Committee of Repsol YPF, SA in connection with an international investigation of the reduction of certain proved oil and gas reserves and corresponding accounting adjustments.
Represented Verizon Communications Inc. in New York State Court, the Bronx, in connection with a consumer complaint alleging improper taking of real estate.
Represented Siemens AG before the Department of Justice in connection with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act review of the company’s international auto subsidiary. Representation included work in South Korea, Germany and China.
Represented the Board of Directors of Stone Energy Corporation in connection with an internal investigation of the reduction of certain proved oil and gas reserves and corresponding accounting adjustments.
Represented Benckiser N.V. before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in connection with the company’s $3.5 billion merger with Reckitt & Coleman plc.
Represented JP Morgan Chase & Co. before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ’s review of the $5 billion merger of XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
Represented Texas Instruments Incorporated before the DOJ in connection with the company’s $2.95 billion sale of certain defense systems assets to Raytheon Corporation.
Represented Morgan Stanley & Co. in connection with the company’s $21 billion merger with Dean Witter, Discover & Co.
Represented Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in connection with the company’s $1 billion acquisition of Random House, Inc.
Represented Comcast Corporation before the DOJ in connection with the company’s acquisition of SportsNet.
Represented Reed International P.L.C. in connection with the company’s $417 million acquisition of Official Airline Guides, Inc.
Represented Terra Networks, S.A. in connection with the company’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Lycos, Inc.
Represented Zeneca in connection with the company’s $35 billion merger with Astra AB.
Represented Pharmacia & Upjohn before the FTC in connection with the company’s $23.3 billion merger with Monsanto.
Represented Amersham International PLC in connection with the company’s $1.94 billion merger with Nycomed Group PLC.
Represented Deutsche Post AG before the DOJ in connection with the company’s $1.14 billion merger with Air Express International.
Represented Bank of America Securities LLC and two former employees before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in connection with allegations of misleading equity analyst research reports.
Represented Bank of America Securities LLC before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in connection with allegations of the improper “front running” of information from research sectors of the bank.
Represented Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in connection with an insider trading investigation of improper trading activity of a former DLJ associate.
Represented Smith Barney & Co. before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the SEC’s investigation of allegations of “yield burning” by many Wall Street financial institutions that sold U.S. Treasury securities to municipalities in connection with payments on outstanding municipal bonds.
Represented former equity trader before the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with allegation of a violation of Section 17(e)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Represented New York State in an action seeking to overturn regulations prohibiting smoking in certain areas of state parks. NYC C.L.A.S.H., Inc. v. New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, Index No. 2218-13 (Supreme Court Albany County).
Represent New York State in an action alleging violation of several federal environmental statutes including the Clean Water Act. Peconic Baykeeper, Inc., et al. v. Rose Harvey, 2:13-cv-06261-JMA-SIL (E.D.N.Y.)
Represented New York State in an action alleging violation of State Historic Preservation Office regulations. Deborah Click, et. al. v. Rose Harvey, et al., Index No. 103844/12 (Supreme Court New York County).
Represented New York City in an action that sought to invalidate Local Law 62 (2015), Association of Car Wash Owners v. City of New York, 1:15-cv-08157-AKH (S.D.N.Y.); Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (17-1849).
Represented New York City Council action against the City’s Corporation Counsel, Council v. Carter, Index No. 153498/18 (Supreme Court New York).
Represented New York City Council in an action challenging, in part, the constitutionality of Local Law 24 (2009), the Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, Underwood v. Griepp, et al., 1:17-cv-03706-CBA-JO (E.D.N.Y.).
Represented New York State in two actions seeking to stop the establishment of a second tour boat docking facility in Niagara Falls. Hornblower Yachts LLC v. Rose Harvey, et al., Index No. 149430/2013 (Supreme Court Niagara County) and Niagara Preservation Coalition, Inc. v. New York Power Authority, et. al., Index No. 149710/2013 (Supreme Court Niagara County).
Represented New York State in an action that sought to void a land transfer from the state to New York City. Brooklyn Heights Association v. NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, et al., Index No. 1120/11 (Supreme Court New York County).
Emerson Electric Co.
JP Morgan Case & Co.
Deutsche Post AG
New York State
New York City
J.D., New York University School of Law
A.B., Harvard University
District of Columbia
Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Judiciary Committee)