Patrick A. Bradford, a Founding Partner of Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP, specializes in complex commercial litigation, including representing clients before the DOJ, FTC, SEC and FINRA. He regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout the country. Patrick’s legal practice areas include antitrust, financial services, auditor defense, regulatory investigations (including corporate, government and FCPA investigations), corporate governance, securities, class actions, non-profit organizations, employment, environmental, ethics, healthcare fraud and qui tam (whistleblower) actions. He teaches “Antitrust Law” as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School. And he has taught “Law & Technology” at Columbia University and non-profit organizations as a Guest Lecturer in Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama. Previous legal positions include serving as General Counsel of NYS Parks (Albany, NY), where he worked on several capital facilities and real estate projects; a Partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in NYC; and Chief Litigation & Ethics Counsel for the New York City Council. Patrick is an honors graduate of Harvard College (1986) and the New York University School of Law (1989). He began his legal career as a federal law clerk to the late Hon. Clifford Scott Green, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a former President of the NYU Law School’s Law Alumni of Color Association. He currently serves as a Senior Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a member of the Diversity Corporate Committee of the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and Trustee of the Oregon Shakespeare Company and the Lighthouse Opera Company. He previously served as Board Chairman of the New Professional Theater and as Trustee of the Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Development Fund, Theatre Communications Group, and the Shakespeare Society. A resident of Harlem, Patrick has worked in support of CTH for over a decade, including as pro bono General counsel for many years. Patrick is a Contributing Editor for Black Masks magazine, where he authored a fall 2016 cover story about Ty Jones’ extraordinary work with CTH.
Recent representations include the chief defendant in the FTC’s largest ever real estate asset freeze in federal court (D. Md); Hercules PC and its principal in an employment discrimination case federal court (S.D.N.Y.); and CNA insurance in a medical malpractice trial in Georgia state court (Fulton Co. Ga). Mr. Bradford has served as counsel to Florida based pharmaceutical firm Verum Curis LLC.
He has taught Antitrust Law at Fordham University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor, and Law & Technology at Columbia University as an Instructor.
He began his legal career as a federal district court law clerk to the late Hon. Clifford Scott Green (E.D. Pa.).