Patrick F. Moran
- Employment Law
- Franchise Law
Patrick Moran is a business litigator whose practice focuses primarily upon professional liability, cyber and employment defense matters. Mr. Moran regularly defends professionals, including entrepreneurs, executives and managers, in administrative and civil proceedings throughout the Midwest.
In connection with his representation in employment litigation, Mr. Moran represents employers in claims involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation. He also frequently advises and counsels employers on personnel policies and harassment investigations.
Mr. Moran frequently represents his clients in cyber claims involving internet security, privacy, theft of confidential data, website content and unfair competition issues.
Mr. Moran also represents national franchisors in litigation concerning breach of contract actions, intellectual property disputes, trademark infringement and violation of non-compete agreements. He has additionally successfully counseled his clients in the breakup of franchises when litigation posed too much cost or risk.
Publications & Presentations
Hot Button Issues and New Developments in Employment Litigation, Gordon & Rees Legal Education Conference, Chicago (October 2019)
Panelist, “Emerging Leader Members Event | Compliance,” Chicago SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) (July 24, 2018)
Presenter, “What Every Recruiter Needs to Know About Employment Law,” STAR Chicago (April 24, 2018)
Panelist, Miscellaneous Professional Liability Issues, NAMIC Commercial Lines Seminar (March 2015)
Moderator, Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Trade Secrets, Non-Compete and Franchise Issues in the Employment Arena, Gordon & Rees Employment Webinar Series (December 2014)
Presenter, Social Media in the Workplace, Gordon & Rees MyHRHelp Employment Law Webinar (October 2014)
Panelist, The Crittenden Middle Market Insurance Accounts Conference (September 2011)
Who’s Paying the Westlaw Bill? If It’s Not In The Contract, You Are., 17 CBA Record 45 (June/July 2003)
Custom Trumps the Rules: A Ministerial Exception to Rule 4.2, 16 CBA Record 47 (January 2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
All Federal District Courts in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana
Illinois Bar Association
Wisconsin Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (2003)
Order of John Marshall
Top 15% of graduating law school class
B.A., History, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2000)
Morrissey Scholar of Professional Responsibility
United States Attorneys Office, Chicago, IL (2000 – 2002)
Hon. John K. Madden, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Chicago, IL (2002)