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Patrick W. Shea

Patrick W. Shea

Paul Hastings LLP

New York, NY, USA


Patrick Shea is the Global Chair of the Paul Hastings Employment Law Department, and leads a diverse group of more than 100 lawyers in 14 offices around the world. He is based in the firm’s New York office where 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. His clients include major companies in the financial services, information technology, manufacturing, defense, and high-tech industries.

Recent Representations

  • Weber v. FujiFilm (D. Conn. 2012) (prevailed in three week federal jury trial brought by a senior executive alleging age and national origin discrimination)
  • Perkins v. Southern New England Telephone (D. Conn. 2011) (prevailed in three week wage and hour class action jury trial)
  • Christie v. General Electric (D. Conn. 2010) (prevailed in six-day age discrimination jury trial brought by employee with 20 years of service)
  • Eldridge v. Provident Life& & Accident Insurance Co., (Mass. Super. Ct. 2001) (defendant’s verdict in three-week jury trial of nationwide class action alleging breach of contract)
  • Flanagan v. General Electric Co., (2d Cir. 2001) (affirming summary judgment for defendants in ERISA class action challenging transfer of more than $1 billion in pension plan assets)
  • Prevailed in nine arbitrations before the AAA and FINRA.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Chambers USA ranked in Band 1 among the top labor and employment lawyers in New York
  • Legal 500 notes “Patrick Sheaseems to win whatever he touches’”
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Named one of “America’s Top 100 Employment Law Attorneys” by Lawdragon
  • Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell® 

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Frequent speaker on topics in the employment law area 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • 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
  • Member of the New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia Bar Associations
  • Admitted to a number of federal district and circuit courts
  • 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 

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1981 – where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal
  • University of Scranton, B.A., 1978
Patrick W. Shea is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Columbus, OH
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Nashville, TN
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