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Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion in Palm Beach County, Adds Patrick G. Broderick Shareholder

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Dec. 16, 2014 – As part of the continued expansion of its presence in Palm Beach County, international law firm Greenberg Traurig today announced the hiring of Patrick G. Broderick as a Shareholder in its West Palm Beach, Fla., office.  Broderick will join the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Financial Regulatory and Compliance practice groups.

Prior to joining the firm, Broderick worked as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the West Palm Beach office of Ocwen Financial Corporation, a client of Greenberg Traurig. Prior to this, he worked in New York City as an attorney with the Product Liability Practice Group of Dechert LLP and as a litigation attorney with Jones Day. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.

“Patrick is a highly respected, distinguished attorney with extensive experience who will bring tremendous value to our firm and our clients,” said Tracy L. Gerber, Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s West Palm Beach office. “We are thrilled to add an attorney of Patrick’s caliber as we continue to grow in Palm Beach County and align our firm with the legal industry’s best and brightest talent.”

At Greenberg Traurig, Broderick focuses his practice on litigation related to claims arising out of federal consumer protection statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as various state consumer protection statutes. He handles commercial litigation matters, including breaches of contract claims arising out of franchising arrangements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, and other contracts entered into by companies in industries such as telecommunications, consumer credit reporting, technology and manufacturing.

Broderick is experienced in defending companies against class action lawsuits asserting violation of consumer protection statutes and overseeing company responses to government investigations initiated by state attorneys general and federal regulatory agencies relating to mortgage servicing practices.

He also is experienced in product liability actions, including those involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial equipment, automatic doors and other consumer products. Moreover, he has trial experience defending claims based on failure to warn, design defect, manufacturing defects, breach of warranty, and consumer protection claims.

While serving as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Broderick was mobilized for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served in Washington, D.C., as an appellate attorney at the United States Army Legal Services Agency, Government Appellate Division. He earned numerous awards and accolades for the appeals he handled while he was mobilized.

Broderick received a law degree in 1997 from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from the University of Notre Dame.