Patrick Shea is a partner in the Paul Hastings' Employment Law Department. He represents companies in a wide range of employment-related litigation, including matters involving employee benefits, employment discrimination, wage and hour claims and wrongful discharge. Mr. Shea has extensive experience in the defense of large multi-party cases and class actions. His clients include major companies in the retailing, data processing, manufacturing, financial services, defense, and high-tech industries. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and he is named in The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Shea was appointed by the Chairman of the EEOC to serve on a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that developed regulations governing age discrimination releases under Title II of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.
Mr. Shea is a member of the bars of New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to a number of federal district and circuit courts. He is a frequent speaker on topics in the employment law area.
Mr. Shea received his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Scranton in 1978. He received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1981. While at Yale, he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. After graduating from law school, he served as law clerk to the honorable Raymond J. Pettine, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.