Douglas H. Patton

Douglas H. Patton

Email: Douglas H. Patton | Phone: (305) 373-1000

A shareholder of the firm, Mr. Patton is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on plaintiff's antitrust cases. He has practiced antitrust law at a national level for 25 years. In antitrust matters, he primarily represents clients seeking individual business relief rather than class-action litigation. Most of his cases involve multidistrict litigation before federal and appellate judges throughout the country.  Mr. Patton has been involved over many years in both domestic price-fixing and International Cartel actions.  He has represented clients in a wide array of industries, including business accounting, computer information systems, retail grocery products (including commodity eggs and confectionary chocolate), pharmaceuticals (including brand name and generic drugs), manufactured commodities (including EPDM, hydrogen peroxide, persalts, styrene butadiene rubber and polychloroprene), and waterborne shipping services (including cabotage and parcel tankers). Typically, Mr. Patton is retained in cases involving multiple parties and/or government entities.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Patton attended Poly Prep Country Day School and traveled west where he enrolled at Utah State University and received a B.S. in Political Science with minors in English and Philosophy.  He returned home and attended Brooklyn Law School and was graduated in 1988.

His experience over the years includes successfully trying cases in both federal and state courts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He is dedicated to seeing each case through to trial. His trial experience reflects an equal commitment to trials as short as a week and more complex trials that have lasted several weeks and months. Among his many trials, Mr. Patton represented Safeway Inc. in an eight week trial in federal court, where he recovered a multi-million dollar jury verdict against several defendants.  Based on his experience in international cartels, he has been called upon to depose foreign nationals in European countries.  He also regularly advises clients and trade association members in the area of antitrust compliance.

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Areas of practice

  • Antitrust
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Eminent domain
  • International arbitration
  • Multidistrict litigation

 

Admitted to practice

      • New York
      • District of Columbia
      • Massachusetts
      • Utah
      • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
      • U.S. District Court of Utah
      • Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals
      • Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals
      • Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals

Awards

Education

      • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1988
        • Member, Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team
        • Member, Moot Court Honor Society, 1988
      • Utah State University, B.S., 1985

Professional memberships

      • New York State Bar Association
      • The District of Columbia Bar
      • The Utah State Bar
      • Massachusetts Bar Association
      • American Bar Association

Programs and presentations

      • What Federal Judges Really Think About Daubert; Presenter; 2004
      • ABA - Young Lawyers Division; panel discussing Twombly; Panelist 2008
      • ABA – Brown Bag Services; Young Lawyers Division:  “Pleading Standards for Section 1 Violations;” Presenter 2010

Publications

      • Co-author, "Theories of Damages: Availability and Calculations in Securities Fraud Litigation," 1990

Reported cases

      • In re Brand Name Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Hytrin Antitrust Litigation
      • In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Parcel Tanker Antitrust Litigation
      • In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation
      • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bayer A.G. et al.
      • Safeway Inc. v. Consonus, Inc. et al
      • In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation
      • In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation

Biography

      • Born: New York, New York
      • Fluent in French
      • Musician
      • Alpine ski coach

 

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