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Patrick M. Harrington

Partner
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, insurers, and FinTech firms. He also has counseled these clients with respect to domestic and international statutory and regulatory compliance, potential sales opportunities and strategy. Patrick serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and while having his primary focus in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has been involved in litigation and arbitration matters throughout the country on both the trial and appellate levels.

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

  • Represents Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, in his official capacity, in defending constitutional challenge to Commonwealth’s public education funding system.
  • Represents commercial bakery in dispute over production facility equipment.
  • Represents FinTech company in licensing dispute over failure to provide viable transactional software solution.
  • Advises website design business with respect to employment and sales agreements and business strategy.
  • Defended a hospitality franchisee against class action based on wage and hour claims.
  • Defended innovative financial services business in action alleging the wrongful discharge and breach of employment contract of an executive.
  • 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.
  • Advised an automotive mobility solutions provider on various corporate issues and licensing agreements, as well as brokered 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.
  • 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

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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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