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Patrick M. Harrington

Associate
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Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7236
Fax(215) 575-7200
pharrington@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Veronica McKeage
Direct(215) 575-7141
vmckeage@dilworthlaw.com

Patrick represents a wide range of businesses and individuals in litigation matters, including complex litigation involving financial institutions and insurers. He also has counseled these clients with respect to domestic and international statutory and regulatory compliance, potential sales opportunities and strategy. Patrick has been involved in arbitration and litigation matters throughout the country on both the trial and appellate levels.

Patrick’s practice also involves labor & employment litigation where he defends businesses in employment discrimination cases, wage and hour claims, employment contract matters and restrictive covenant litigation, along with vicarious liability for employee’s acts. Additionally, Patrick counsels businesses on employment matters including the preparation of human resource policies and handbooks.

Prior to joining Dilworth, his experience included insurance litigation and coverage analysis and before becoming an attorney, overseeing global client compliance issues for a large international law firm.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a business owner in a first-party insurance coverage dispute involving alleged bad faith claim denial for a catastrophic water loss to the business premises.
  • Represented Pennsylvania Speaker of the House in defending constitutional challenge to Commonwealth’s public education funding system.
  • Advises website design business with respect to employment and sales agreements.
  • Assists in the defense of a hospitality franchisee against class action based on wage and hour claims.
  • Defends innovative financial services business in action alleging the wrongful discharge and breach of employment contract of an executive.
  • Provides ongoing advice and counsel to financial services industry clients regarding execution on judgments in Pennsylvania.
  • Advises an automotive mobility solutions provider on various corporate issues, as well as brokering potential sales channels and product development opportunities.
  • Represented a wholesale insurance broker in arbitration brought by a surplus lines carrier involving contribution and indemnity for a multi-million dollar settlement of an alleged bad faith claim denial regarding a vacant building.
  • Advised numerous domestic life insurers with respect to regulations governing cross-border product issuance and sales to foreign nationals.
  • Advocated for many of the largest domestic annuity issuers in litigation across the country through the drafting of trial and appellate pleadings in matters involving the opposition to attempted transfers of structured settlement payment rights.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Arbitrator, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Compulsory Arbitration Program
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Elder Justice Resource Center
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, South Jersey Legal Services
  • Pro Bono Participant in Pro Se Labor & Employment Panel of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Volunteer Faculty Member, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business
  • Member, Rutgers School of Law-Camden Alumni Association
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Education

  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2013
  • B.A., Rutgers College - New Brunswick, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • New Jersey, 2014
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • District of New Jersey, 2015

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