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Patrick Montgomery is a litigation partner in the Firm's Washington D.C. office. His work focuses primarily on white collar criminal matters and other government enforcement proceedings. Patrick has represented corporate clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions, SEC enforcement actions, internal corporate investigations, auction rate securities litigation, consumer class actions, multidistrict litigation, securities and business tort litigation involving public accounting firms, and other business tort litigation.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008, Global Law Fellow, Transnational Law in a Global Context (Spring 2007), Notes Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Institute for Public Representation — First Amendment and Media Division; College of the Holy Cross, B.A., History, 2003, Men’s Soccer (1999-2002), Patriot League All-League Team (2000, 2001, 2002), Academic Division One All-New England First Team (2002).

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s team, which is led from Chicago by James Mutchnik and Daniel Laytin, features prominently in cases of the utmost complexity and significance, particularly in sectors that attract close regulatory scrutiny, including energy, hi-tech, telecoms and healthcare. ‘Reverse payment settlement’ cases in the pharmaceuticals sector is a notable area of activity and the team is handling multiple matters for Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Barr Laboratories Unit, including litigation arising from an alleged conspiracy to delay market entry of the generic version of antibiotic Cipro. In the financial services arena, a group including Joseph Serino and Eric Leon in New York and Robert Khuzami and Patrick Montgomery in Washington DC is representing Deutsche Bank in various matters, including two putative class actions concerning an alleged conspiracy with other financial institutions to manipulate the Gold Fix and Silver Fix markets, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. Matthew Reilly recently joined the firm in Washington DC from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, while other key hires are Katherine Rocco (New York), Yi-Chin Ho (Los Angeles) and Anna Rotman (Houston), who joined from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Yetter Coleman LLP respectively.

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