Patrick E. Cafferty

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  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Education Profile

  • Michigan State University College of Law (1983)
  • University of Michigan (1980)

State Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois

Patrick E. Cafferty has been a partner in the firm since its inception in 1992, and is resident in its Ann Arbor, Michigan office. He is a member of the Michigan and Illinois bars with more than two decades of litigation experience in high profile class action litigation.

Mr. Cafferty has represented clients in all the firm’s major industry areas, including pharmaceuticals, airlines, cellular and telephone, financial services, insurance, technology and manufacturing. His recent practice has emphasized antitrust and consumer fraud and protection.

Among other pending matters, Mr. Cafferty is currently representing consumers and health benefit providers in a number of antitrust class actions against pharmaceutical manufacturers arising out of the suppression of competition to popular brand-name prescription medications.

Mr. Cafferty has been actively involved in a number of the firm’s successful actions, including In re TriCor Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (D. Del.) (consumer and third party settlement: $65.7 million); In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation (D. Mass.) (consumer and third party settlement: $75 million); In re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.) (consumer and third party settlement: $80 million); In re Warfarin Sodium Antitrust Litigation (D. Del.) (consumer and third party payor settlement: $44.5 million), Lorazepam & Clorazepate Antitrust Litig. (D.D.C.) (settlement of consumer and third party, together with Attorney General actions: $135 million); In re Synthroid Marketing Litigation (N.D. Ill.) (consumer settlement: $84.7 million); Brand Name Prescription Drug Consumer cases (multistate) (consumer settlement: $64.3 million); Beattie v. CenturyTel Inc. (E.D. Mich.)(consumer settlement: $13 million); In re Exide Corporation Sec. Litigation (E.D. Mich.) (securities cases settled for $10.2 million) and Danis v. USN Communications, Inc.(N.D. Ill.) (securities case settled for $44.7 million).

In 2001, Mr. Cafferty was awarded an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2002, Mr. Cafferty was a speaker at a forum in Washington D.C. sponsored by Families USA and Blue Cross/Blue Shield styled “Making the Drug Industry Play Fair.” At the Health Action 2003 Conference in Washington D.C., Mr. Cafferty was a presenter at a workshop titled “Consumers’ Access to Generic Drugs: How Brand Manufacturers Can Derail Generic Drugs and How to Make Them Stay on Track.” In Telesphere Securities Litigation, Judge Milton I. Shadur characterized Mr. Cafferty’s credentials as “impeccable.” 753 F. Supp. 176, 719 (N.D. Ill. 1990). From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Cafferty served as a prehearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals and as Clerk to Judge Glenn S. Allen, Jr. of that Court.


Mr. Cafferty received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law (1983, cum laude) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (1980, with distinction).

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