Patrick J McGrath

Patrick J. McGrath
Senior Managing Director

Insurance & Mass Torts; Damages, Allocations, & Risk Analysis

Patrick J. McGrath is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Chicago. For more than 30 years, he has supported clients facing significant challenges with product liabilities, mass torts, environmental pollution, and class actions. He specifically provides world class data analytics, damage allocation modeling, future liability forecasting, predictive modeling, and claims management services to companies facing complex and/or high-volume liability claims.

  • Experience

    Patrick utilizes specialized technology tools and methods to quantify or rebut damages, estimate future liabilities, distribute potential liability among various parties, allocate claims to historical insurance policies, evaluate risk mitigation strategies, and support settlement negotiations in the following types of matters: asbestos bodily injury; environmental pollution; class actions; construction defect; medical device product liability; product recalls; railroad FELA claims; and chemical exposures.

    Patrick has prepared numerous expert damage reports and provided expert testimony in both state and federal courts. He is a frequent speaker with organizations such as the American Bar Association and Perrin Conferences.

  • Honors & awards

    • Who’s Who Legal says: “Patrick McGrath is a distinguished player in the market who is ‘highly thought of’ for his tremendous experience and varied knowledge in sophisticated insurance issues.”

  • News & events
    • Perrin Conferences – Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues, 05/2017, “Cutting-Edge Trends and Developments in Allocation Issues”
    • American Bar Association, Joint CLE Seminar 01/2017, “Emerging Trends in Mass Tort and Class Actions: New Year, New Issues”
    • Perrin Conferences – Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues, 05/2016, “Transitioning from Primary to Excess Coverage”
    • Perrin Conferences – Food & Beverage Complex Consumer Litigations, 11/2015, “The “Natural” Debate – Challenges Facing the Food & Beverage Industries”
    • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, 03/2015, “Transition from Primary to Excess Coverage: Effortless Step or Grand Canyon Leap?”
    • Perrin Conferences – Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocation Issues, 05/2014, “Allocation of Long Tail Claims in 2014”
    • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 03/2014, “Strategies for Crisis Management: How to Respond Under Pressure”
    • American Bar Association, Environmental, Mass Torts and Product Liability Committees Joint CLE Seminar, 02/2013, “Expert Insights Courtesy of Yours Truly, Your Experts”
  • Insights & innovation
    • “The FDA’s MAUDE: Useful Insights for Medical Devices,” American Bar Association, Mass Torts Litigation Section, 11/2017
    • “Expert Hot Tubbing: An Opportunity for U.S. Disputes or Australian Folly?” American Bar Association, Mass Torts Litigation Section, 08/2017
    • “Transition from Primary to Excess Coverage: Effortless Step or Grand Canyon Leap?” American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, 03/2015
    • “The Use of Technology in Crisis Management: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls,” American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 03/2014