is an experienced employment defense lawyer and one of the founding shareholders of the Minneapolis office. He has successfully defended employers by obtaining dismissals, summary judgments, defense verdicts, decertification, and other favourable results in lawsuits involving Title VII, the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), WARN, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sarbanes-Oxley, the FLSA, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Minnesota Ch. 181, discrimination, harassment, and whistleblowing. Further, he has defended and prosecuted several commercial, non-competition and trade secret lawsuits. Although Pat focuses his practice on defending employers in Minnesota and Iowa courts, he also frequently presents at employment law and human resources seminars, including on topics relating to social media, RIFs, and discrimination. A former president for the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – the second largest FBA chapter in the United States – Pat is admitted in the state and federal courts of Minnesota and Iowa, as well as the Eighth Circuit; he regularly moderates judges’ panels concerning employment litigation.