Patrick M. Madden

Patrick M. Madden


K&L Gates LLP

Recognized since 2005

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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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.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
    Seattle, WA 98104

Education

  • Pacific Lutheran University, BFA, graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1991

Affiliations

  • Association of Washington Business, Employment Law Committee - Former Chairperson

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

K&L Gates LLP
Seattle, Washington

269 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

82 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Seattle (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Class Actions
  • COVID-19
  • Defense
  • Management
  • Wage-Hour Law

Awards:

  • Association of Washington Business "Heavy Lifter Award" for going "above and beyond the call for the business community"

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"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.)

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