Patrick M. Madden - K&L Gates

Patrick M. Madden

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 206-370-6795

Mr. Madden focuses his practice on employment law and class action matters.  He advises employers on various issues, including wage and hour payment and compliance and compensation plan design; assists employers responding to agency investigations; and represents employers in wage and hour, discrimination, and other class actions and individual lawsuits at state and federal levels.  Mr. Madden has worked on over a hundred class actions, some involving putative classes of hundreds of thousands of employees and potential damages in excess of a billion dollars, including lawsuits involving wage calculation and payment issues, entitlement to overtime and benefits, off-the-clock claims, challenges to exempt status, claims to employee status, adverse treatment and adverse impact discrimination, harassment, and systemic retaliation.

Pacific Lutheran UniversityBFA 1983University of Washington School of LawJ.D. 1991
Association of Washington Business, Employment Law Committee

Case History

Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Client Comments

"Patrick has been a tremendous resource for our firm as a skilled strategist who understands both the complex and day-to-day issues that arise in our business. He readily shares his expertise in an effective, amiable manner that is highly effective and appreciated."

-Mari Anderson
McKinstry Co.

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male