Patrick Coffey is a partner on the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team. He has more than 30 years of experience successfully representing corporations and individuals in a wide range of investigations and enforcement matters brought by federal, state and foreign government authorities. Pat’s practice concentrates on criminal, civil and administrative proceedings and the defense of claims under the False Claims Act, including qui tam whistleblower actions.
Pat represents clients in matters involving regulation of the healthcare industry, as well as the defense of civil and criminal investigations and trials involving securities enforcement, tax fraud, banking and financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, export and trade regulation, government procurement, environmental, and government contract laws and regulations.
Pat also leads sensitive internal investigations for corporate clients, including boards of directors and audit committees, and counsels clients on the design and implementation of effective corporate compliance and ethics programs in a variety of industry and business sectors. He has led settlement monitoring and other significant internal compliance oversight engagements. In business litigation, Pat represents corporations, directors and officers, and other business concerns in breach of contract, fraud, securities fraud, hostile work environment, retaliation, negligence, product liability and business tort cases.
Pat writes and is frequently invited to speak on regulatory enforcement and compliance-related subjects, and he teaches a health law course focusing on regulatory enforcement subjects.