Patrick Dennison is a partner in the Pittsburgh office and a member of the Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Patrick defends companies nationwide in various regulatory enforcement and compliance actions in federal, state, and administrative venues. Patrick’s experience is diverse, and he stays abreast of emerging legal developments. Whether counseling clients regarding Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance or helping businesses navigate complex and novel legal issues such as vaccinations or cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, Patrick remains thorough and responsive, which he values as a core tenant of service to clients.
Patrick’s experience is vast, having represented employers during serious and fatal accident investigations and in litigation involving claims of discrimination and wrongful termination. In addition, he litigates cases throughout the country in proceedings before administrative law judges and in matters ranging from pre-trial discovery up through appeals to the United States Courts of Appeal. Patrick has appeared in over twenty cases before United States Courts of Appeals, including the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.
Patrick’s experience and knowledge base are reflected in his public speaking events. Patrick regularly provides presentations and training to various companies and associations on workplace safety, regulatory compliance, vaccinations, drug testing, HIPAA, ADA, and emerging employment legislation. He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles on these and other equally complex legal topics.
Patrick has been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers - "Rising Stars" since 2015. Patrick also guest lectures to doctoral-level classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Safety Sciences.