Pat A. Cipollone, P.C. Partner

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Pat Cipollone is a litigation partner at Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP. He has served as counsel in a wide variety of cases including complex matters; class actions; significant investigations and regulatory disputes involving state and federal agencies such as the DOJ, SEC, FTC, FDA, DOT, HHS, FDIC, state attorney generals and insurance regulators; corporate crisis management and defense of litigation involving significant liability, government scrutiny and substantial media attention; complex construction matters, securities, financial services, banking, mortgage lending, consumer fraud and insurance litigation and investigations; congressional investigations; product liability cases; government contract matters; complex contract and commercial disputes; insurance matters; tax disputes; and constitutional cases with emphasis on first amendment issues.

Mr. Cipollone also has substantial expertise in defamation counseling and litigation on behalf of corporations, organizations and public figures, including prepublication negotiations and/or litigation with major media organizations. Prior to joining Stein Mitchell as a name partner, Mr. Cipollone was a litigation partner for over a decade in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis.

He has litigated cases in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Mr. Cipollone has represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, and complex negotiations.

Mr. Cipollone served in the U.S. Department of Justice working for the Honorable William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States. He received the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Management.

Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel for leading engineering, procurement and construction contractor in a large commercial arbitration regarding a multi-billion dollar power plant project. Secured complete defense award for client after 19-day arbitration hearing.
  • Counsel for a national debt collection company in a three-judge arbitration involving claims of breach of contract stemming from FTC and FDIC investigation.
  • Counsel for an international construction company in an arbitration regarding the largest construction project in the history of Wisconsin. After conducting targeted discovery, the matter was resolved favorably for the client.
  • Defense of, and settlement on favorable terms for, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in life insurance sales practices class action; successfully represented Thrivent in arbitration of 275 class action opt-out claims, where claimants recovered less than $2 million on claims of over $20 million.
  • FTC v. CompuCredit Corp. (N.D. Ga.) and FDIC v. CompuCredit Corp. (administrative proceeding): counsel for CompuCredit in suits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation concerning claims under the FTC Act and the FDIA.
  • CompuCredit Corp. v. CB&T Co. and Synovus Corp. (Fulton Cty., Ga. State Ct.): counsel for CompuCredit as plaintiff in breach of contract suit concerning issuance of near-prime credit cards and participation in VISA and MasterCard initial public offerings. Reached settlement on favorable terms prior to trial.
  • Trial counsel for the contractor in breach of contract case against a power company regarding the construction of a power plant in Colorado. After a four-week trial, the jury returned a verdict favorable to the client.
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  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • Judicial clerk for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

  • Managing Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

Fordham University, B.A.