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Patrick M. Smith

Chicago Office

Patrick M. Smith's practice involves a wide array of litigation, arbitration and mediation, with a focus on financial services litigation, securities litigation, regulatory investigations, complex commercial disputes and internal investigations. His experience with financial services and securities litigation includes arbitrations between broker-dealers and customers, class action and derivative suits alleging violations of federal securities laws, internal investigations and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and self-regulatory bodies and at stock, options and futures exchanges.

Shown below is a selection of Patrick’s engagements.

  • Successful representation of multiple options market makers in a putative class action alleging violations of Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 in connection with dividend capture strategy executed at PHLX options exchange. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the case, finding there was no proof of unlawful conduct. Rabin v. John Doe Makers, et al.


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2013
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Illinois, 2014–2019
Patrick M. Smith


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BA, Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Illinois, 2014–2019
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