Biography

Rob Quirk is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation department, where he represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including pharmaceutical patent litigation, biotechnology licensing disputes, anti-counterfeiting actions, and complex commercial disputes. He also represents clients in connection with investigations—both internal and external—regarding employment matters and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Quirk also maintains an active pro bono practice, including the representation of clients pursuing asylum and veterans seeking discharge status upgrades. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Quirk served as a law clerk to the Hon. Wendy Beetlestone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Quirk was a high school teacher. At Patterson he is active in the Firm’s sponsorship and mentoring of the Flushing High School Law Team.

Representative Matters

Representing a major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to the innovator’s blockbuster drug.  Obtained a favorable decision following a bench trial upholding the validity of all asserted claims.

Representing a major pharmaceutical company in Lanham Act litigation regarding the counterfeiting of prescription medication.

Represented a hedge fund facing claims of breach of contract and fraud.  Obtained dismissal of claims on summary judgment and affirmance by federal appellate court.

Represented corporations in connection with federal and state criminal and civil investigations and related civil litigation, including in matters adverse to the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the United States Congress.

Pro Bono

Representing a veteran seeking a discharge upgrade from the Army Discharge Review Board

Representing an individual seeking asylum.

Prepared and filed amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, and First and Ninth Circuit Courts of appeal on behalf of the union representing United States asylum officers.

Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; First Circuit; Second CircuitNinth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
Publications

Co-author, "NY Fraud Ruling Shows High Bar To Prove Director Liability," Law360 (March 31, 2020)

Co-author, "Declaratory Judgments Do Not Always Protect NY Debtors," Law360 (January 23, 2019)

Co-author, "Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Damages Limited to Plaintiff's Losses," New York Law Journal (June 26, 2018)

Co-author, "Applying The Business Judgment Rule To Director Pay Claims," Law360 (April 2018)

Co-Author, "Bringing Cayman Derivative Claims In NY Just Got Easier," Law360 (December 5, 2017)