Patrick J. Dolan
Patrick Dolan first joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the litigation and enforcement group. He rejoined the firm in 2018 following a yearlong clerkship with Justice Elspeth B. Cypher of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
During law school, Patrick served as a judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Honorable Raymond Brassard of the Massachusetts Superior Court. He was a member of the Northeastern University Law Journal, and served as a teaching assistant for first-year courses in legal research and writing, constitutional law, and torts. Before law school, Patrick worked as an oyster farmer in Matunuck, Rhode Island.
- Represents multiple electronic health records (“EHR”) software companies in Department of Justice investigations into potential violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, arising from companies’ participation in the federal Meaningful Use program.
- Represents former Chief Executive Officer of public company under investigation for alleged securities violations based on accounting practices.
- Represented Alabama death row inmate Christopher Lee Price in his expedited Eighth Amendment challenge to Alabama’s lethal injection protocol. In four month period, drafted 10 district court motions, three Eleventh Circuit appeals, a petition for certiorari and two emergency stay motions in the Supreme Court of the United States, and took the trial deposition of Mr. Price’s expert witness, a board-certified anesthesiologist.
- Conducted expedited internal investigation of medical device company regarding anonymous allegations of improper sales tactics.
- Represented national retailer in consumer class action challenging price advertising practices under state consumer protection statutes.
- Secured permanent guardianship in a contested guardianship matter, which required argument at several hearings in Massachusetts family court and district court.
- Successfully appealed denial of Social Security disability benefits, securing over $20,000 in retroactive payments for pro bono client. Drafted brief and argued orally before Administrative Law Judge.
- Co-author, “The Circuit Split On ERISA's Actual Knowledge Standard,” Law360 (October 17, 2019)
- JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2016
- BA (Political Science), cum laude, Loyola University Maryland, 2011