Patrick Cafferty is a senior counsel in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Mr. Cafferty received his B.S.in civil (environmental) engineering in 1973 from Brown University, where he was a two-year letterman on the football team. Mr. Cafferty received his J.D. with honors from Fordham Law School in 1976.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Cafferty served the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program, from 1976 to 1982, as a trial attorney in the Land and Natural Resources Division specializing in environmental law. As a federal trial attorney, Mr. Cafferty represented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies in litigation under all environmental statutes, arguing numerous cases in both the federal district courts and courts of appeals around the country.
While in private practice, Mr. Cafferty has continued to focus on environmental law. Mr. Cafferty has represented major industrial clients in environmental litigation, including both government enforcement and private party litigation. He has also advised clients on a wide range of environmental compliance issues, including inactive waste disposal sites, compliance with federal and California air, water and hazardous waste regulations, pesticide registration matters and offshore oil and gas matters.
Mr. Cafferty has frequently lectured on environmental law topics, including participation as a guest lecturer at the UCLA and USC law schools. Mr.Cafferty is a member of the California and New Jersey bars, the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the bars of several U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals.