Michael G. Pattillo, Jr.

Top rated Appellate attorney in Washington, Washington DC

MoloLamken LLP
Michael G. Pattillo, Jr.
MoloLamken LLP

Practice Areas: Appellate

Licensed in Washington DC since: 2002

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

MoloLamken LLP

600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 Phone: 202-556-2000 Email: Michael G. Pattillo, Jr. Visit website


Michael Pattillo is an experienced appellate litigator. He has authored many briefs in the United States Supreme Court and has argued cases in federal and state courts of appeals. His practice also includes critical motions and issue analysis at the trial level. Mr. Pattillo has experience in a wide variety of substantive areas, including intellectual property, the False Claims Act, administrative law, securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, campaign finance, federal preemption, and mass torts.


In recent years, Mr. Pattillo’s practice has focused on appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has won cases setting precedent on major issues of patent law, including McRO, Inc. v. Namco Bandai Games America (patent-eligibility of software under 35 U.S.C. § 101) and Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. (standard for inequitable conduct). He has obtained reversal of PTO decisions holding patent claims invalid. And he regularly represents technology companies and trade groups as amici curiae in significant patent cases.


Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Pattillo was an associate with Williams & Connolly LLP and Baker Botts LLP. Before entering private practice, Mr. Pattillo served as a law clerk to Judge Stanley F. Birch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas.

First Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.mololamken.com/lawyers-14.html

Office location for Michael G. Pattillo, Jr.

600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

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