Patrick Curran advocates for and advises employers in nearly every area of labor and employment law. He has particular expertise in the litigation and arbitration of labor and employment disputes, and has represented employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of matters including the alleged violation of non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination, and violation of federal and state wage and hour, anti-discrimination, and anti-retaliation laws (including class and collective action lawsuits alleging violation of those laws). Mr. Curran also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, mediation, and agency conciliation, and counsels employers on a wide variety of employee relations issues, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, terminations, and compliance with federal and state employment laws.
Mr. Curran is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and has served as Chair of the Chapter's Younger Lawyers Division. Mr. Curran has also served as a lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, where he taught a seminar on legal research and writing, and as a CLE seminar panelist on litigating employment law cases. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and, after law school, clerked for the Honorable Peter J. Messitte in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Curran wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the following persons to this and to prior editions of this publication: Asha A. Santos, Nicole Corvini, Jermaine Kidd, David Mason, Andrew Silvia, and Todd Torres.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor law. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States.
Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is proud to have lawyers who are Fellows in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA. Many of our lawyers are widely published in legal journals, newsletters, trade magazines, and continuing legal education materials, and frequently are asked to speak at seminars and programs throughout the country.