10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Downes concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, including consumer protection class actions and government regulatory actions and investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state regulators, false and deceptive advertising actions and consumer claims. This experience encompasses a variety of industries, including behavioral advertising and affiliate marketing, debt settlement, member shopping clubs, merchant credit card processing and escrow obligations of title insurers.
He also maintains a general business litigation practice and has experience handling partnership disputes, securities class actions, SEC enforcement and state board of accountancy matters involving allegations of securities fraud, including misstated financial statements and accounting fraud, misleading projections, improper revenue recognition, improper accounting for special purpose entities and insurance reserves. These matters have involved entities in a variety of industries, including real estate, mortgage loan servicing, government contractors and healthcare.
Additionally, Mr. Downes has substantial experience with insurance coverage disputes and obligations of corporate directors and officers.
Prior Work Experience
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Downes was a litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP from 1999 to 2005.
- Co-author, Securities Fraud Presentation, Practicing Law Institute (2001)
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section and State Bar of California
- Member, Cyberspace Law Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude
Recipient, Academic Excellence Awards
Esdaile and Stone Moot Courts
Case and Note Editor, International Law Journal
University of Michigan, B.A., 1989, Branstrom Award for Academic Excellence
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1996
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2009