Overview

Patrick Reilly represents multinational and Fortune 500 clients in complex litigation, regularly acting as national coordinating counsel to manufacturers in product liability actions. He also advises on sports law matters.
Patrick’s complex litigation experience includes:
  • Acting as national coordinating counsel to clients defending against mass torts, including managing thousands of cases, formulating strategies to attack and pare down the plaintiffs’ allegations, developing the company case, selecting and working up bellwether trials, structuring and negotiating global settlements, and supervising local counsel
  • Trial
  • Taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions
  • Drafting dispositive motions, including Daubert, summary judgment, trial briefs and appellate briefs
  • Oral arguments and hearings
  • Mediation and negotiation (from pre-suit resolution to global settlements)

Products Liability

Patrick has represented national and international manufacturers of a variety of products in state and federal courts across the United States and in Canada. His representation ranges from single-plaintiff cases to class actions to MDLs.

Patrick has particular experience defending Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 drug and device manufacturers in mass torts. His pharmaceutical experience includes drugs, reagents, vaccines, injections and therapeutics for treatments such as arthritis, erectile dysfunction, protein buildup and other conditions. His device and diagnostic experience includes joint implants, IVC filters, pelvic mesh, pain pumps and IV tubing. Patrick also represents clients in product liability litigation related to human tissue and allograft.

Patrick also defends national and international manufacturers in the automotive, marine and watercraft, recreational vehicle, and transportation industries. Clients he represents in this space include a Fortune 500 manufacturer of engines, filtration and power generation products, one of North America’s largest producers of semi-trailers, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of snowmobiles, ATVs and neighborhood electric vehicles, and one of the world’s largest beverage companies.

Sports Law

Patrick litigates sports law matters from contract disputes to class actions. His expertise includes collegiate athletics, Olympic sports and esports, and he has represented:

  • The National Football League
  • The National Hockey League
  • USA Track and Field
  • Diadora Shoe Company

Personal Interests

Patrick passionately promotes diversity in the legal field through mentorship and leadership in legal organizations.

Patrick enjoys advising sports entities, but also likes to personally get into the game. At Butler University, Patrick served as captain of the varsity men’s soccer team and earned ESPN Academic All-American Honors.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Education

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
J.D. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (managing editor) (2009)

Butler University
B.A. in History, Philosophy and French, magna cum laude with highest honors (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • e-Sports and the Law
    Moderator, Indianapolis Bar Association, April 2018
  • Drug and Device Law – In-house Counsel Panel
    Moderator, UCLA Law School, March 2018
  • Settlement Strategy: Perspective From the Client and Tips From Outside Counsel
    Co-author, In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2017
  • Looking to 2017: What Could Be Ahead for Drugs, Devices, and Mass Torts
    Co-author, Defense Research Institute, January 2017
  • Effective Networking and How to Nail a 15 Minute Interview
    Panelist, Indianapolis Bar Association, Diversity Job Fair, August 2016
  • Careers in Sports Law
    Panelist, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, February 2016
  • Breaking Into the Sports Industry
    Co-presenter, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, April 2015
  • Five of the Top Drug & Device Developments in 2014
    Co-author, Law360, January 2015
  • A Conversation on Legal Issues With Athletic Directors of Major Universities
    Moderator, Sports Circle Indy, Indianapolis, November 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Sports & Entertainment Section (Past-Chair); Diversity Job Fair, Executive Committee
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Law360 — Sports Editorial Advisory Board
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) — Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee
  • Sports Lawyers Association — Indiana Outreach Captain

Civic Activities

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Mentor
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church — Parishioner
  • American Lung Association — Fight for Air Climb Event, Firm Team Captain

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury-Products: Defense, 2016-17
  • Indiana Lawyer — 2018 Leadership in Law Award Recipient
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