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Patrick Strawbridge


As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Patrick Strawbridge’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation and arbitration, constitutional claims and defenses, and appellate advocacy. As a former law clerk for three different appellate courts — including the United States Supreme Court — he offers an informed perspective for clients facing regulatory investigations, trial court proceedings or appeals. Patrick worked as a newspaper reporter for several years before entering the legal profession. He works out of the firm’s Boston office and lives with his family in North Yarmouth, Maine.


  • Assisted several Wall Street institutions defending state and federal investigations and civil claims from investors arising from the issuance and underwriting of residential-mortgage backed securities
  • Represented a Wall Street firm in civil litigation concerning the failure of the auction-rate securities market
  • Assisted a client facing a Department of Justice investigation into alleged violations of the False Claims Act
  • Defended class-action securities claims asserted against an investment fund related to the valuation of investment assets
  • Represented an international oil company in its defense of federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented blogger KC Johnson in resisting, on First Amendment grounds, civil subpoenas seeking confidential correspondence related to his news reporting on the false claims of rape asserted against several Duke lacrosse players
  • Provided several clients with an analysis of potential federal and state constitutional challenges to pending legislation
  • Submitted an amicus brief on behalf of a large telecommunications innovator in an important Federal Circuit case regarding patent-holders’ ability to obtain injunctive relief
  • Argued an open records case in the Maine Supreme Court on behalf of a coalition of journalists, librarians and other open government stakeholders


  • Maine Bar Association
  • Federalist Society

Awards & Honors

  • Judicial Clerk, Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court (2008–2009)
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Morris Sheppard Arnold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2005–2006)
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Howard H. Dana, U.S. Supreme Judicial Court of Maine (2004–2005)

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