Patrick Reagin

Associate
Patrick Reagin

Overview

Patrick Reagin is an attorney in the firm's Litigation Section who focuses on complex business and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience supervising the day-to-day aspects of multibillion-dollar cases and is a go-to lawyer in the firm for high-profile and significant exposure matters. Mr. Reagin has handled disputes for clients in jurisdictions around the country, including litigating corporate issues in the courts of Delaware.

Mr. Reagin has experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including the financial, energy, manufacturing, technology and maritime sectors. He has a keen procedural mind and looks for creative solutions to tough problems. Mr. Reagin has significant experience working across practice areas with the firm's deep bench of corporate and industry sector attorneys to craft novel transactional solutions to litigation problems. He knows how to think outside the courtroom to solve clients' pressing issues. Mr. Reagin is client service-oriented, proactive and responsive. He is based in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office.

Mr. Reagin's notable representative matters have included:

  • representing a private developer in a contested and politicized bond validation proceeding for the public financing component of a proposed $5 billion mixed-use project and leading to the successful validation of the bonds
  • representing one of the country's largest municipal utilities in a multibillion-dollar contract dispute regarding the financing for the last active nuclear construction project in the United States
  • representing a seller in a nine-figure claim for fraud and breaches of representations and warranties arising out of an asset purchase deal
  • representing a major oil company in a portfolio of toxic exposure claims arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in history

Mr. Reagin has also developed significant experience advising and representing clients on both sides of public-private partnership (P3) initiatives. He has experience counseling municipalities and private vendors on issues ranging from municipal authority to contract, open records compliance issues, public finance transactions, contract administration and procurement processes.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Reagin practiced with a large firm in New Orleans, where he litigated maritime, commercial and environmental cases. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He graduated first in his law school class and served as articles editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Experience

  • Represented a financial technology (FinTech) company in connection with potential dispute with exclusive vendor following acquisition of competitor by parent, ultimately developing transactional proposal to isolate contract risk
  • Represented a national waste management company before local contract administrators in connection with performance disputes with municipalities
  • Counseled a municipal electric utility on litigation risks associated with proposed multibillion-dollar privatization transaction
  • Successfully briefed and argued against dismissal of claim by homeowner against insurance carrier in state district court, ultimately securing favorable settlement
  • Successfully recovered on open account claim brought by maritime technology company against marine terminal owner/operator
  • Represented multiple Louisiana homeowners in construction defect claims against home elevation company and insurers relating to state/federal hazard mitigation grant program

  • Represented a European flooring products manufacturer in a maritime contract dispute with a non-vessel operating common carrier/freight forwarder
  • Represented a foreign products supplier in connection with a response to a third-party subpoena in connection with underlying maritime litigation
  • Assisted team that secured significant trial verdict in maritime allision case involving offshore oil and gas platform
  • Represented vessel interests in Jones Act personal injury claim by seaman
  • Represented an offshore services contractor in personal injury claim brought by platform worker

  • Represented Georgia premises owner in alleged asbestos exposure claim brought by former contractor through Daubert and dispositive motion phase, ultimately leading to favorable settlement on behalf of client
  • Successfully opposed remand to state court of asbestos exposure claims against historical premises defendant and employer relying on federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) jurisdiction
  • Obtained dismissal of fraud claims against historical premises defendant in federal asbestos exposure case
  • Successfully excluded testimony of plaintiff's treating physicians regarding diagnosis and causation in federal asbestos exposure case
  • Secured summary judgment dismissal of some of the first toxic exposure claims brought by former response workers against major oil company related to oil spill cleanup off the coast of Louisiana for failure to prove medical causation
  • Represented major oil company and chemical refinery in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) cost-recovery and related environmental claims

  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff's claims against design engineering client in an eight-figure personal injury claim arising out of road accident resulting in alleged significant injuries
  • Successfully opposed summary judgment on client's statute of repose defense in alleged tire defect case
  • Represented a national tire manufacturer and retailer in a portfolio of product liability claims

Credentials

Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.S., Music Industry Studies
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Georgia
  • All Superior Courts in Georgia
  • All State Courts in Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Memberships
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers (ACYL) Board Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Piedmont Park Conservancy
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Admiralitas Editorial Committee
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Ambassador, 2017-2018
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, 2017
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Suit Up for the Future Program, 2015-2018
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2015-2018
Honors & Awards
  • Faculty Award for Student Graduating with Highest GPA, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2014
  • Highest Grade Certificates in 12 Courses, including: Torts I, Torts II, Contracts II, The Legal Profession, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, International Dispute Resolution, Securities Regulation, Business Organizations II, Trusts and Estates, Civil Law Property I, and Civil Law Property II
  • Loyola Law Review, Moot Court