Patrick J. Sheehan


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Mr. Sheehan heads the Firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office. Mr. Sheehan’s practice focuses on complex litigation involving health care law and consumer protection issues. As part of his practice, Mr. Sheehan represents a wide array of health care providers and consumers in class actions and other complex litigation pending throughout the country. Mr. Sheehan’s health care practice focuses on issues concerning health care financing, including provider reimbursement, health insurance and antitrust matters. Mr. Sheehan’s consumer protection practice concentrates on issues concerning health insurance, the deceptive advertising of health benefits purportedly provided by consumer products and other issues implicating consumer protection law.

Mr. Sheehan presently represents health care providers in antitrust litigation challenging illegal price fixing, market allocation, boycotts and other anticompetitive schemes in cases including In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, No. 2:13-cv-20000 (MDL 2406)(N.D. Ala.); Omni Healthcare Inc. et al v. Health First, Inc. et al., No. 6:13-cv-01509-RBD-DAB (M.D. Fla.); and Kissing Camels Surgery Center, LLC, et al. v. Centura Health Corp., et al., No. 1:12-cv-03012-WJM-NYW (D. Col.), among others.

Mr. Sheehan also represents consumers in Levine v. Continental Casualty Co., No. 1:14-cv-11099-MLW (D. Mass.)(challenging alleged improper denials of long term care coverage); Davis-Hudson, et al. v. 23andMe, Inc., AAA No. 74-20-1400-0032 (concerning alleged deceptive advertising of genetic testing products); In re Riddell Concussion Reduction Litigation, No. 13-7585 (JBS)(JS)(D.N.J.) (involving alleged deceptive advertising of the concussion reduction benefits of football helmets); and Hughes v. The Ester C Company, et al., No. 2:12-cv-00041-PKC-GRB (E.D.N.Y.) (relating to alleged deceptive advertising of vitamin C supplements).

Mr. Sheehan regularly contributes to legal publications and speaks on issues concerning complex litigation, class actions and health law. He also frequently volunteers his time on a pro bono basis. Mr. Sheehan has been an active participant in the Health Law Advocates Pro Bono Legal Network, which provides legal assistance to individuals seeking access to health care. Mr. Sheehan also served as a volunteer attorney for Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono legal program in history, through which he provided legal services to individuals and families who sought compensation under the September 11th Compensation Fund.

Mr. Sheehan is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1993) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1997), where he was an editor of the NU Forum. Mr. Sheehan is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Sheehan serves as the President of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and sits on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section Council and the Boston Bar Association’s Class Actions and Multi District Litigations Section Steering Committee.

Mr. Sheehan is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern District Of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.