Patrick is an associate in the Charlotte office whose practice focuses on representing (1) financial service entities in complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts in the US, as well as international arbitrations; (2) aircraft engine manufacturers and medical device manufacturers in product liability disputes; and (3) local government agencies and public officials in constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, state law tort claims, and EEOC investigations. Patrick also counsels the furniture industry on a variety of regulatory issues, with particular focus on new CPSC and EPA developments.

    Experience

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    • Representing US food service company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company, regarding licensing and intellectual property dispute in international commercial arbitration seated in Zurich and administered by the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution.
    • Represented medical device manufacturer in pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation through taking more than 15 depositions of plaintiffs and treating physicians.

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    Contact information

    +1 704.331.4962
    patrick.spaugh@wbd-us.com

    Bar admissions

    2015, North Carolina

    Admitted to practice before:

    • United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    Education

    • J.D., 1J.D., 2015: Duke University School of Law
      • Justin Miller Award for Citizenship
      • D.O.N.E. Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Duke Law Community
      • Executive Editor, Duke Forum for Law and Social Change
      • Treasurer, Mock Trial Board
    • B.A., 2012, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill