Mr. Patel has significant litigation experience across a broad range of disputes involving areas of law such as complex financial instruments and deal instruments, class actions, business torts, breach of contract, fraud, product liability, bankruptcy, healthcare, and environmental cases. Mr. Patel has assisted with the representation of clients in a broad range of industries, including investment banking, health care, insurance, media and entertainment, oil and gas, consumer products, and energy. In addition, Mr. Patel has been intimately involved in both the prosecution and defense of adversary proceedings in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and is part of a team of Weil attorneys that regularly represents Fortune 500 and other large companies – including Lehman Brothers, UnitedHealth Group, Repsol, Inkia Energy, Dometic and Nortek Global HVAC. He is directly involved in all aspects of cases, ranging from discovery and dispositive motions to litigation, including settlement and case resolution. In the past twelve months, Mr. Patel has played a significant role in key victories for clients, such as Nortek Global HVAC and Repsol, at various stages in the litigation process, including the motion to dismiss, summary judgment and class certification stages.
Mr. Patel is actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono initiatives and in the local community. Among other representations, most recently, he has achieved nationally-recognized results in his representation of members of the Humane Society of the United States in a nationwide putative class action litigation challenging the sales of puppies from “puppy mills.” Mr. Patel also dedicates his time as the National Development Committee Director of Youth Activities for B.A.P.S., for which he is the Lead of a team of individuals who organize and prepare weekly education curriculum, national and regional summer camps, and parenting education curriculum used in over 60 B.A.P.S. centers across North America that provide youths and parents with leadership, diversity, and academic training and assistance, as well as educate them about topics such as healthy living and avoiding destructive decisions.
Mr. Patel is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the Dade County Bar Association. Mr. Patel received his B.A. from the University of Miami, where he majored in political science and graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He was also tapped into Iron Arrow while at the University. Mr. Patel received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012.