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S. Patrick McKey

Officer

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Education

J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1989

B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1984

Profile

Patrick McKey focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, international business disputes, product liability, environmental and intellectual property litigation, as well as corporate counseling and public law.

Patrick has represented clients in courts throughout the United States, as well as domestic and foreign clients before entities including the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and the American Arbitration Association. He has worked as lead counsel in the defense of U.S. class actions and multidistrict litigation, as well as the defense of claims for clients in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Ireland, Libya, Korea, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey and the United Kingdom. He also has significant experience with clients in the retail, fashion and apparel industries and obtained multimillion-dollar judgments for leading fashion and apparel brands against individuals and entities selling counterfeit merchandise online.

Patrick has conducted internal investigations on behalf of clients and counseled on the risks associated with potential litigation or regulatory action, including strategies for minimizing such risks. He regularly consults with foreign clients doing business and establishing operations in the United States, as well as U.S.-based corporations establishing operations abroad. He provides counsel on regulatory compliance, product recalls and warranty issues. His clients include publicly traded and privately held corporations, their management and officers and directors, as well as governmental and regulatory agencies.

Patrick served two terms as chair of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Division Sub-Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He studied comparative law at University College Cork (Ireland), Faculty of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Celtic Legal Society of Chicago
  • The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
  • American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
  • Digital Irish
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2016-present
  • Board of Directors, Winnetka Community House, 2016-2016
  • Board of Directors, Family Services of Winnetka-Northfield, 2008-2014
  • FBA Committee on Bar/Judiciary Relation, 2018-2019
  • Regular lecturer on International Dispute Resolution

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Irish America Magazine Irish Legal 100, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyers

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Fashion Tech Chicago"
    2112 Incubator, Chicago, Illinois, June 2019
  • Moderator, "The State of the Chicago Fashion Industry"
    2112 Incubator, Chicago, Illinois, May 2019
  • Moderator, "The State of the Chicago Fashion Industry: Panel Discussion I"
    2112 Incubator, Chicago, Illinois, October 2018
  • Second Annual Civics Essay Contest Awards, Federal Bar Association
    U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., April 2018
  • "Beautiful Business - An Overview of Fashion Law"
    The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society, Chicago, Illinois, October 2017
  • Speaker, "Master Services Agreements: What You Need to Know"
    Washington, D.C., May 2017
  • Contributor, "Game Changer: The Marriage of Wearable Technology and the Fashion Industry"
    Fashion Law Conference, Federal Bar Association, New York, New York, February 2017
  • "The Hidden Danger for Retailers Doing Business in New Jersey"
    In-House CLE, Chicago, Illinois, June 2016
  • Speaker, "Fashion Law Basics - The Lawyer Wears Prada"
    Federal Bar Association Webinar, May 5, 2016
  • Speaker, "Fashion Goes Online: FTC and Trademark Considerations"
    Fashion Law Conference, Federal Bar Association CLE, New York, New York, February 2016
  • Speaker, "Counterfeiting in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
    American Intellectual Property Law Association Webinar, August 19, 2014

Publications

Articles & Books

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