Patrick C. Finnegan
Member of the Firm
Patrick specializes in complex litigation and has a wide-ranging civil practice that includes personal injury and wrongful death actions, product liability, civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, commercial litigation, and appellate work. Patrick is also a federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in white collar matters and internal investigations. Over the last decade, much of Patrick’s practice has been devoted to civil, regulatory, and criminal matters arising in the health care field.
Patrick and his wife, Gina, moved to Mobile from New York in part because of the beauty of the city’s architecture. Patrick is past president of Restore Mobile, an organization dedicated to preserving and reviving Mobile’s historic neighborhoods. Patrick and Gina have two children.
Areas of Focus
In his quarter century as a litigator, Patrick has developed a particular expertise with complex cases, including False Claims Act and RICO lawsuits. He has represented clients in a broad range of matters, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions, product liability cases (including multidistrict litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices), insurance disputes and commercial litigation of all kinds.
Patrick is also a federal criminal defense attorney and has been involved in a wide array of criminal matters, including cases involving public corruption, environmental law violations, insurance fraud, antitrust, and securities fraud and other financial matters. He has represented clients at all stages of criminal proceedings from the investigation phase through indictment, pretrial motions and hearings, trial, and appeal. His successes include assisting clients under criminal investigation to avoid charges and adverse publicity. He has also conducted internal investigations for corporate clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including health care, manufacturing, engineering, and finance.
Patrick has great expertise in health care matters. He has represented physicians, pharmacists, and other health care clients in all manner of civil, regulatory, and criminal investigations and proceedings, including matters pursued by the United States Department of Justice; the DEA, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies; Medicaid Fraud Control Units; and state licensing boards. He has extensive experience assisting the targets of False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits, including qui tam and retaliation claims brought by whistleblowers. He has worked with numerous clients in responding to Civil Investigative Demands served by the federal government. He has handled many cases involving allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, and has helped clients successfully work through the Self Disclosure Protocol of the OIG of the Department of Health and Human Services.
In every representation, whether the case is straightforward or complex, civil or criminal, Patrick keeps his focus on what is best for his client. He ensures clients fully understand all the legal strategies available to them, and the pros and cons of each option, factoring in not only potential legal consequences but also business concerns and other important client considerations. His objective always is to obtain the best outcome for his client as efficiently as possible.