Insights by Patrick McMahon

Patrick McMahon is a senior counsel and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Patrick focuses his practice on labor and employment matters and has significant experience in general commercial litigation. In Patrick’s labor and employment practice, he has successfully defended employers in a number of forums, including federal and state courts, and federal, state, and local agency proceedings. As part of his employment practice, Patrick has a unique concentration in the cannabis space. Cannabis laws vary significantly across jurisdictions, and Patrick counsels employers on the employer and employee rights as it relates to cannabis use in and out of the workplace. Patrick also provides consistent employment counseling to clients in various areas including disability accommodations under Titles I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, website and technology accessibility for people with disabilities, public accommodations, sexual harassment and safe workplace compliance, family and medical leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and other state and federal employment laws. In addition, Patrick’s deep experiences in defending clients against the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA) claims has successfully resolved dozens of cases in both state and federal court, in addition to writing several articles on BIPA’s latest developments.

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