• Patrick Muench litigates complex commercial cases with emphasis on ERISA, antitrust, and oil and gas disputes. He handles all aspects of these matters from discovery through trial.


    • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert M. Dow Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2007 – 2009)

Representative Matters

    • Won a $30 million trial judgment in Brundle v. Wilmington Trust, a case involving multiple breaches of duty by the trustee and complex valuation issues in an ESOP transaction; won a complete affirmance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, establishing new law on ESOPs that has been cited nationwide
    • Represented the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of Colonial Bank; case resolved favorably to the FDIC as part of a multi-case, multi-agency settlement for $16.65 billion, the largest single-company settlement in U.S. history
    • Brundle v. Wilmington Trust
    • Bank of America, NA v. FDIC-Receiver

Community and Professional Activities

    • Illinois State Bar Association