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Pat Brumbaugh represents attorneys and accountants when their most valuable asset is on the line: their reputation. Pat’s practice focuses on the representation of other professionals and their firms in all manner of litigation and in regulatory investigations and proceedings. A partner in our Professional Liability and Securities Enforcement and Regulation practices, Pat is both a seasoned litigator and a trusted counselor.

Pat has represented issuers, accounting firms and underwriters in all manner of class action securities and shareholder derivative litigation. In addition, he has conducted internal investigations and represented clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission. In professional liability matters, Pat has represented other “Big Law” law firms and Big Four accounting firms in professional malpractice and related litigation

Pat also serves as King & Spalding’s Deputy General Counsel.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

B.A., Dartmouth College, cum laude

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, Hon. Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

State Bar of Georgia

The Florida Bar

Spanish

Matters

Defended a large Southeastern law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit arising from a commercial real estate transaction. Most of the case against the firm was dismissed on summary judgment.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm against legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from the sale of a company and related litigation.

Defended a Florida law firm against allegations of fraud stemming from the firm’s representation of a client in bankruptcy proceedings. The court dismissed the law firm from the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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Defended a large Southeastern law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit arising from a commercial real estate transaction. Most of the case against the firm was dismissed on summary judgment.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm against legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from the sale of a company and related litigation.

Defended a Florida law firm against allegations of fraud stemming from the firm’s representation of a client in bankruptcy proceedings. The court dismissed the law firm from the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm in a legal malpractice action relating to the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Represented a Big 4 accounting firm in multi-year SEC investigation.

Served as lead trial counsel in the Delaware Court of Chancery of a dispute concerning the winding up of a Delaware limited liability company.

Defended a Fortune 50 company and certain of its current and former officers and directors in securities class action litigation and related shareholder derivative litigation filed in state and federal court.

Defended an Atlanta-based health care company and the former members of its board of directors in class action litigation challenging the company’s acquisition.

Represented an underwriting syndicate of major investment banks in securities class action litigation in federal court stemming from a secondary offering underwritten by the banks.

Represented a pro bono client on appeal from the denial of the client's federal habeas corpus petition. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed, overturning the client's conviction for kidnapping, on the ground that his appellate counsel on direct appeal was constitutionally ineffective.

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Article · Source: Risk & Compliance

April 1, 2017
Cyber Security: Not Just For Clients

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Matters

Defended a large Southeastern law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit arising from a commercial real estate transaction. Most of the case against the firm was dismissed on summary judgment.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm against legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from the sale of a company and related litigation.

Defended a Florida law firm against allegations of fraud stemming from the firm’s representation of a client in bankruptcy proceedings. The court dismissed the law firm from the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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Matters

Defended a large Southeastern law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit arising from a commercial real estate transaction. Most of the case against the firm was dismissed on summary judgment.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm against legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from the sale of a company and related litigation.

Defended a Florida law firm against allegations of fraud stemming from the firm’s representation of a client in bankruptcy proceedings. The court dismissed the law firm from the case for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Defended a large Southeastern law firm in a legal malpractice action relating to the firm’s patent prosecution practice.

Represented a Big 4 accounting firm in multi-year SEC investigation.

Served as lead trial counsel in the Delaware Court of Chancery of a dispute concerning the winding up of a Delaware limited liability company.

Defended a Fortune 50 company and certain of its current and former officers and directors in securities class action litigation and related shareholder derivative litigation filed in state and federal court.

Defended an Atlanta-based health care company and the former members of its board of directors in class action litigation challenging the company’s acquisition.

Represented an underwriting syndicate of major investment banks in securities class action litigation in federal court stemming from a secondary offering underwritten by the banks.

Represented a pro bono client on appeal from the denial of the client's federal habeas corpus petition. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed, overturning the client's conviction for kidnapping, on the ground that his appellate counsel on direct appeal was constitutionally ineffective.

Insights

Article · Source: Risk & Compliance

April 1, 2017
Cyber Security: Not Just For Clients

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Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

B.A., Dartmouth College, cum laude

Florida

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Law Clerk, Hon. Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

State Bar of Georgia

The Florida Bar

Spanish