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Patrick W. Blakemore


Represents clients in complex civil litigation matters, including securities and antitrust class actions, commercial disputes and professional liability cases.

Patrick has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in all types of civil litigation matters, including securities and antitrust class actions, multifaceted commercial disputes and professional liability cases. He has represented U.S. and non-U.S. clients from a range of industries, including finance, life sciences, energy, technology and manufacturing, in numerous jurisdictions and at both the trial and appellate levels.

Experience highlights

  • Novo Nordisk and its former officers in billion-dollar securities fraud class action and other litigations
  • Multinational energy company in high-stakes commercial litigation related to offshore decommissioning
  • Won dismissal of securities fraud action brought against former Chairman of the Board for large domestic energy corporation
  • Operator of national securities exchange and trading platform in connection with tax appeal in the Tenth Circuit
  • Obtained dismissal on appeal of multibillion-dollar securities fraud class action against major New York law firm arising from plaintiffs’ investments in a purported international Ponzi scheme, and representing the firm in related litigation in the United States and Antigua
  • A large energy company in connection with civil securities class action following deferred prosecution agreement
  • A major pharmaceutical company in connection with investigation by Federal Trade Commission into product pricing and competition
  • Secured complete dismissal of securities fraud claims brought against former Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank
  • A major financial institution in several lawsuits, including class actions, asserting securities, antitrust, and state- and common-law claims related to the setting of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR)
  • Won complete dismissal of billion-dollar lawsuit filed against Morgan Stanley related to a Latin American submarine cable network
  • Successfully represented Morgan Stanley in multiple matters related to residential mortgage-backed securities, including putative securities class action
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a major financial institution in litigation relating to casino bankruptcy
Pro Bono Litigation
  • Obtained reversal of felony assault convictions for incarcerated individual following oral argument in New York’s First Department
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J.D., Cornell Law School
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
B.A., English and History, Cornell University
Law Clerk, Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2014
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2012
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Texas
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