Patrick J. Sheehan

Patrick J. Sheehan: Attorney with WhatleyKallas, LLP
  • Partner at WhatleyKallas, LLP (16 Attorneys)
  • 60 State Street, Seventh Floor, Boston, MA 02109
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Mr. Sheehan heads the Firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office. Mr. Sheehan’s practice focuses on complex litigation involving health care law and consumer protection issues. As part of his practice, Mr. Sheehan represents a wide array of health care providers and consumers in class actions and other complex litigation pending throughout the country. Mr. Sheehan’s health care practice focuses on issues concerning health care financing, including provider reimbursement, health insurance and antitrust matters. Mr. Sheehan’s consumer protection practice concentrates on issues concerning health insurance, the deceptive advertising of health benefits purportedly provided by consumer products and other issues implicating consumer protection law.

Mr. Sheehan is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1993) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1997), where he was an editor of the NU Forum. Mr. Sheehan is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Sheehan is the immediate past President of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and sits on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section Council and the Boston Bar Association’s Multidistrict Litigation and Class Actions Section Steering Committee.

Mr. Sheehan is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern District Of Illinois, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Health Care
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Information Security
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(617) 573-5118  Phone
(617) 371-2950  Fax
University Attended:
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
2012, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and Northern District of Illinois; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Eleventh Circuits; 1998, Massachusetts; 2009, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2010, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2011, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 2000, New York
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Reported Cases:
Weeks v. Kellogg Company, No. 2:09-cv-08102-MMM-RZ (C.D. Cal.)($2.5 million common fund and $2.5 million charitable donation of food obtained in case challenging immunity claims in marketing of cereal); In re Bisphenol-A (BPA) Polycarbonate Plastic Products Liability Litigation, No. 4:08-md-01967-ODS (W.D. Mo.)(settlement providing refunds and injunctive relief prohibiting defendant Philips Electronics North America Corp. from selling baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA without adequate disclosures); Finley v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. 08 L-616 (Cir. Ct. for 20th Jud. Cir., St. Clair Cty., Ill.) (refunds for purchasers of purported cold prevention remedy); In re Enfamil LIPIL Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation; 0:11-md-02222-JIC (S.D. Fla.) (in consolidated cases alleging deceptive marketing of baby formula's health benefits, settlement providing $8 million fund for payment of refunds, with any remainder paid to charity)(finally approved, appeal pending); Dennis v. Kellogg Company, 3:09-CV-01786-IEG(WMC)(S.D. Cal.)(in action challenging marketing of cereal as increasing kids' attentiveness, settlement providing $2.75 million dollar fund for payment of refunds, with any remainder going to charity, and $5.5 million food donation)(finally approved, appeal pending); Nasseri, et al. v. CytoSport, Inc., No. BC438181 (Cal. Sup. Ct., Los Angeles Cty.)(refunds and injunctive relief limiting the amounts of lead, arsenic and cadmium in the defendant's protein supplements)(preliminarily approved, pending final approval).

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