Patrick B. Clayton
Patrick B. Clayton is Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Francis O. Scarpulla, where his practice focuses on antitrust litigation and unfair competition matters. Patrick has experience serving in a lead case management role in single plaintiff and class action litigation involving price-fixing, monopolization, and other commercial torts. Patrick has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as in mediation, including the following illustrative matters:
• In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2724 (E.D. Pa.) -- representing class of independent pharmacies seeking recovery of damages suffered because of alleged price-fixing in the generic drug industry.
• California North Bay Fire Cases, JCCP No. 4995 (San Francisco Super. Ct.) -- representing individuals and small businesses that suffered damage in the October 2017 fires because of alleged negligence of utility operator.
• In re Parking Heaters Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 15-MC-940 (E.D.N.Y.) -- representing class of end-users and resellers of commercial truck heating accessories subject to alleged price-fixing by manufacturers.
Patrick received his law degree in 2005 from the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English in 2001 from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the California State Bar, and admitted to practice before various federal courts.
Patrick is a chapter co-author of two leading antitrust practice guides: “Exemptions, Immunities, and Other Defenses To Antitrust Liability,” CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW, Chapter 13 (State Bar of California, rev. ed. 2014); and “Pre-complaint activities,” PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE UNITED STATES: A HANDBOOK, Chapter 2 (American Antitrust Institute, 2012).