A former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lawyer, union attorney, and corporate general counsel, Patrick possesses insight and a well-rounded perspective that few can match and that provide his clients a distinct advantage.
Recognized in Chambers USA for Labor & Employment Law, Colorado companies and national employers regularly call on Patrick for representation on all aspects of labor relations. He handles everything from unfair labor practice charges and representation cases to federal and state court litigation. Patrick frequently advises employers in collective bargaining negotiations and handles labor arbitration. He also advises employers facing union organizing drives, strikes, picketing, and corporate campaigns. Patrick has handled more than 50 labor arbitrations, dozens of labor-related administrative law trials, roughly 20 labor-related administrative hearings, and approximately 20 labor-related federal court actions, including appearances in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. In addition, Patrick defends employers facing wage-and-hour and discrimination claims and provides counsel on general employment matters.
A long-standing management representative before the NLRB practice and procedure committee in Denver and a chapter editor for The Developing Labor Law, Patrick is a sought-after commentator on labor law issues and developments. He has frequently testified as well as advised governments on state and local legislation concerning labor law.