Patrick is a leading authority on issues related to corporate fraud and governance.
Patrick W. Daniels is the managing partner of the San Diego office and co-founder and chair of the Securities and Financial Services Litigation practice.
Patrick is widely recognized as a leading corporate governance and investor advocate. Daily Journal, the leading legal publisher in California, named him one of the 20 most influential lawyers in California under 40 years of age. Additionally, the Yale School of Management’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance awarded Patrick its “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” honor for his outstanding leadership in shareholder advocacy and activism.
Patrick is an advisor to political and financial leaders throughout the world. He counsels private and state government pension funds and fund managers in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman, the United Kingdom, and the European Union on issues related to corporate fraud in the United States securities markets and “best practices” in the corporate governance of publicly traded companies.
In advancing international standards on human rights, Patrick was a lead counsel in an international coalition of attorneys and human rights groups that won a historic settlement with major U.S. clothing retailers and manufacturers, including The Gap, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein. The settlement was on behalf of a class of over 50,000 predominantly female Chinese garment workers on the island of Saipan in an action seeking to hold the Saipan garment industry responsible for creating a system of indentured servitude and forced labor in the island’s garment factories. The coalition obtained an unprecedented agreement for the supervision of working conditions in the Saipan factories by an independent nongovernmental organization as well as a substantial multimillion-dollar compensation award for the workers.
Patrick has been named a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer by Lawdragon, 2019-2023.
500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (2019-2023)
Rising Star of Corporate Governance, Yale School of Management’s Milstein Center for Corporate Governance & Performance (2008)
One of the 20 Most Influential Lawyers in the State of California Under 40 Years of Age, Daily Journal