Patrick T. Ryan

Of Counsel

Patrick T. Ryan is Of Counsel in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. Pat’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation, antitrust matters, the defense of class actions and collective actions, the defense of professional liability claims, and business litigation involving claims asserted under the federal RICO statute.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken in 1983, Pat served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

He was active for many years (1985-91 and 1997-2001) in the firm's summer associate program, serving as co-chair of the summer program for several summers. From 1992 to 1994, he was one of the firm's hiring partners.

Pat graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in History from Harvard College in 1979. As an undergraduate, he participated in the intercollegiate track and cross-country programs. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in 1982.

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Selected Representations
  • Microsoft Corporation in various federal and state court actions involving consumer protection and indirect-purchaser antitrust class action claims
  • A major financial institution in commercial litigation matters
  • Two yellow pages publishers in cases involving contract, defamation and other commercial claims – including the successful defense, in a three-day jury trial, of a case alleging that a yellow pages advertisement was defamatory
  • A manufacturing company in a Fair Labor Standards Act case alleging unpaid overtime compensation
  • An accounting firm in auditor liability and securities litigation
  • The president judge of a court of common pleas in a civil rights class action
  • A suburban manufacturing company in a trade name infringement action against former company officers – culminating in a successful verdict and award of damages after a seven-day jury trial
  • State officials in a Medicaid and disabilities law class action
  • State officials in an individual civil rights action alleging violation of a developmentally disabled person’s constitutional right to interstate travel
  • State officials in preparing and filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Safeco v. Burr, No. 06-84 & 06-100, involving the interpretation and application of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act
Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, “Civil RICO Basics – Views from the Bench and Bar,” Philadelphia Bar Association, March 2004
  • Speaker, “RICO Made Easy,” Philadelphia Bar Association, September 2000
  • Speaker, “Antitrust Fundamentals,” Philadelphia Bar Education Center, May 1995
Selected Publications
Professional Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Certified Court-Appointed Arbitrator, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Community Involvement
  • Vice Chair and Member of Board of Trustees, Holy Family University
  • Treasurer and Member of Board of Directors, Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Law School

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Undergraduate School

  • Harvard College