Patrick Donovan is Of Counsel at Wolf Haldenstein. Mr. Donovan practices in complex class actions representing clients including institutional investors such as public and labor pension funds, labor health and welfare benefit funds, and private institutional investors who suffered losses due to corporate fraud. Mr. Donovan has experience in unfair and deceptive practices law and product defects law and has litigated notable federal class action consumer protection actions on behalf of consumers. Mr. Donovan is a member of the Firm’s Investor Protection, Consumer Protection and Business Practice litigation groups with an emphasis on securities law, derivative law, antitrust/competition law, unfair and deceptive practices, product defects, and transactional litigation.

Mr. Donovan joined Wolf Haldenstein as a summer associate in 2008 and became an associate in 2011.


  • Provide advice and counsel on federal complex securities and derivative litigation representing institutional and individual investors against public traded companies that violated the Securities Act of 1933 and Exchange Act of 1934.
  • Represented shareholders in federal and state court when seeking executive board, executive compensation and corporate governance changes in publicly traded companies including in Delaware Section 220 books and records actions and summary trials, such as Kops v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., 10146-VCG, and Steiner v. Yahoo! Inc., No. 9181-ML
  • Represented plaintiffs in high profile state and federal litigation matters in the US including in securities class and derivative actions and deal cases representing institutional and individual investors, against companies in cases such as the In re LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd., Securities Litigation, 13-cv-06016 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Hot Topic, Inc., Securities Litig., No. 13-cv-02939-SJO(JCx) (C.D. Cal.); Lambert v. Baker Tilly Hong Kong Ltd., et al., Case No. CV 14-09959-CBM(MANx) (C.D. Cal.); In re Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Shareholders Litig., C.A. No. 7715-VCP; and Arbit, et al., v. Makrides, et al., 11-cv-02020 (M.D. Fla.);
  • Represented plaintiffs at trial in the Supreme Court of the State of New York and helped to secure a $1.8 million unanimous jury verdict in the matter of Greenberg v. Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, Civ. No. 13-02109 (NY Sup. Ct., Kings Co.);
  • Providing advice and counsel in national antitrust suits filed against large corporations for collusion and price-fixing.



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