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Patrick J. Perrone

Partner
+1.973.848.4034
Fax +1.973.848.4001

Mr. Perrone, a partner in K&L Gates’ Newark office, concentrates his practice on construction and product defect matters. He is an experienced trial attorney who has handled hundreds of cases involving consumer/building products and construction defects. He is also an experienced class action attorney and has defended a variety of consumer/building products class action suits.

Mr. Perrone is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED®-AP). Additionally, Mr. Perrone has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer from 2004 - 2014.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Perrone was a partner at a Newark law firm, where he focused his practice on civil litigation.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Homebuilders – Construction Law Attorney Forum Advisory Committee
  • New Jersey Builders Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Class Actions Committee

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Perrone frequently speaks on issues regarding consumer/building products and construction issues. His recent presentations include:
  • “Construction Product Litigation and Class Actions,” HarrisMartin Group, October 25, 2013.
  • “Hot Topics in Construction Defect Litigation,” Leading Builders of America General Counsels Meeting, November 15, 2012.
  • “Developing Issues in Green Building,” American Law Institute, February 28, 2012.
  • “LEED Certification Litigation – Emerging Risks,” Strafford Publications, Inc., December 20, 2011.
  • “How to Market Green Buildings and Materials: Complying with Applicable Green Standards and Laws,” 2010 International Builders' Show, January 2010.
  • “A Manufacturer’s Potential Liability for Green Building Products,” National Association of Homebuilders, Fall Directors Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2009.
  • “Green Building Legal and Liability Issues,” 2009 National Green Building Conference, May 2009.
  • “New Regulations and Potential Liability,” Law Seminars International: Legal and Regulatory Issues in Green Development, January 2009.
  • “Green Building Products: Can They Perform As Promised,” The 2009 International Builders’ Show, January 2009.
  • “Extrapolation of Damages,” Brookings Judicial Symposium on Construction Defect Litigation, March 2008.
  • “Using Statistics and Statistical Analysis to Combat the Plaintiff’s Damage Claims,” Construction Law Seminar, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 6-7, 2007.
  • “Expert Testimony and Scientific Evidence in Construction Defects Cases,” The Judicial Education Program AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies Judicial Symposium on Critical Issues in Construction Defects Litigation, March 2006 and March 2007.
  • “Useful, Safe and Effective Terms and Conditions for Invoices, Contracts and Other Important Documents,” The 2005 National Manufacturing Week Conference, March 2005.
  • “Developments and Decisions in Construction Defect & Mold Litigation,” Mealey's Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Conference, December 2004.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of wood-plastic composite decking in nationwide class actions filed in California federal court and state-wide class actions filed in New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan federal courts.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of roofing shingles in class actions filed in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, New Jersey, and New York state courts.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of windows in state-wide class actions filed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina federal courts.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of chemically treated residential decking in class actions filed in Florida and Louisiana federal courts.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of fire retardant treated plywood roof sheathing in class action filed in Maryland state court.
  • Defense counsel for national homebuilder in class action filed in New Jersey state court.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of food packaging materials in class action filed in New Jersey federal court.
  • Defense counsel for manufacturer of cell phones in class action filed in New Jersey state court.
  • National litigation counsel for major manufacturer of fire retardant treated plywood roof sheathing in hundreds of cases filed throughout the country.
  • National litigation counsel for major manufacturer of commercial and residential air conditioning systems in hundreds of cases filed throughout the country.
  • National litigation counsel for national residential homebuilder in hundreds of cases involving mold claims filed throughout the country.
  • New Jersey litigation counsel for manufacturer of bathroom fans.
  • New Jersey litigation counsel for major developer of condominiums in cases involving allegations of structural defects as well as water intrusion through windows and exterior building facades.
  • National litigation counsel for manufacturer of plywood used in flooring of more than 10,000 buses throughout the country.

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