Patrick McGahan


Mr. McGahan is a partner in the Firm’s Connecticut and London offices and works closely with other members of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice in counseling corporate and institutional clients, evaluating potential claims and developing strategies to recover losses caused by anticompetitive conduct. He has also acted for clients in a variety of securities litigation, arbitrations (both investment treaty and commercial), and pieces of general commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. McGahan spent four years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he acted for numerous clients in competition law investigations, both internal investigations and those brought by the Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission, and other regulators.

Mr. McGahan co-authored with Belinda Hollway, David Howe and Devina Shah, Cartel Damages Settlements and the Damages Directive: The End of the Road for Contribution Claims, Global Competition Review (2017), Volume 10.

He also co-authored with David Howe and Cian Mansfield, Intel on Jurisdiction: An Intelligent Approach to Treating Anticompetitive Conduct across Global Supply Chains, Global Competition Review (2018), Volume 1.

Mr. McGahan enjoys cycling, hiking, and skiing with his two children when not at work.


  • In re Cattle Antitrust Litig., No. 19-cv-1222 (D. Minn.)
  • Two Roads Shared Trust v. John Does, No. 20-cv-00831 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Robinson v. Diana Containerships, No. 17-cv-6160 (E.D.N.Y)
  • In re Netshoes Sec. Litig., Index No. 157435/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
  • While in London, he acted in many of the leading English competition damages cases, including National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd.