Overview

Pat Pascarella describes his practice as protecting and enabling clients. On the protection side, Pat’s practice includes litigation in federal and state courts and the representation of clients in government inquiries and investigations. Pat has represented clients before the DOJ, FTC, and states’ attorneys general, as well as competition and other government authorities in Mexico and Colombia.

On the enabling side of his practice, Pat advises clients regarding proposed ventures, acquisitions, and business strategies. This includes assessing plans and proposals as well as working with clients to identify potential alternative actions or paths to achieving the sought-after business objective. Pat also has designed, implemented, and monitored compliance programs for companies of all sizes.

Pat believes that his effectiveness and efficiency stems in large part from his diverse legal background which includes in-house as well as government enforcement experience. Prior to joining the firm, Pat was the chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law Group at another national law firm. Prior to that, he was Chief Antitrust Counsel at AT&T. And before that, he served with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C.

While at the Department of Justice, Pat oversaw investigations and merger reviews in the telecom, technology, and financial sectors. Pat also served as the liaison between the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission on competition law and economic issues. Pat received special commendations for his work at the Department of Justice from the President of the United States and the U.S. Attorney General.

In these various roles, Pat has represented clients in numerous landmark antitrust cases and defended some of the largest mergers in U.S. history. Pat has counseled clients in a multitude of industries including telecommunications, content and media, online platforms, e-commerce, cyber-security, publishing, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, sports, cement, weapon systems, and ice cream.

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Experience

Defending medical device manufacturer in Section 1 and 2 Sherman Act lawsuit brought by generic drug manufacturer.

*Prosecuted a Noerr sham litigation action in federal district court on behalf of a major international telecommunications firm.

*Defended an international network infrastructure provider in a text-messaging price-fixing lawsuit in the Southern District of New York.

*Dismissed on motion a conspiracy and attempt to monopolize lawsuit in the Northern District of Ohio involving government contractors.

*Assisted major international telecommunications firm in convincing Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission to revoke a billion dollar fine for alleged abuses of dominance.

*Successfully defended regional sports governing body against conspiracy and monopolization charges in federal district court.

*Unanimous jury verdict rejecting tying and monopolization claims in California state court.

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend

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Education

The National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D. (1983) with honors

The Ohio State University, B.A. (1980) with high honors

Admissions

Texas (2019)

District of Columbia (1985)

Ohio (1983)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Antitrust and International Law Sections, Member

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