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Jeffrey S. Patterson

Practice Area Leader - Litigation
Fax +1.617.261.3175
Jeffrey Patterson is a partner in the firm’s Boston office, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property matters, antitrust, and consumer finance litigation. He litigates on behalf of corporations nationally at both the trial and appellate level.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Patterson was a partner at a national law firm.


  • The Best Lawyers in America® - Commercial Litigation (2012-2018)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Cohasset Alternative Energy Committee (2011-2013)
  • Cohasset Town Republican Committee (2012 - present)
  • Accepted an appointment by the Governor of South Carolina to serve on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Patient Compensation Fund, which provides excess coverage for health care providers throughout South Carolina (2005)
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Palmetto Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2001-2004)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Speaker, ACI Financial Services Litigation Conference, January 2014
  • Panel Speaker, ACI Financial Services Litigation Conference, July 2012
  • Roger Cleveland Golf Company, Inc. v Prince,” Landmark IP Litigation Series, October 4, 2011
  • U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Schumacher, 467 Mass. 421 (2014) Supreme Judicial Court decision overturning Massachusetts trial court decisions which had required strict compliance with statutory right to cure notices pursuant to M.G.L. c. 244, § 35A.
  • Bose Corp v. Ejaz, 732 F. 3d. 17 (1st Cir. 2013) affirming award of $350,000 in damages and enjoining defendant from further use of plaintiff’s trademarks and resale of gray market electronics products abroad.
  • Melfi v. WIMC Mortgage Corp. et al., 586 F. 3d 309 (1st Cir. 2009) decision affirming dismissal of borrower rescission claims under the Truth in Lending Act.
  • Sonoco Products Company v. Physician’s Health Plan, Inc., 388 F. 3d 366 (4th Circ. 2003) decision explaining the bounds of the complete preemptive effect of Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
  • United States ex rel. Becker v. United Health Care Services, Inc., 60 S.E. 2d 752 (S.C. 2004) decision addressing enforceability of arbitration clause in complete business dispute.
  • RWE Nukem Corp v. ENSR Corp., 644 S.E. 2d (S.C. 2007) overturning trial court ruling on statute of limitations.