Patrice E. LeTourneau

Partner

  • Patrice E. LeTourneau
  • Phone: +1 973 424 2042

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    One Riverfront Plaza
    1037 Raymond Boulevard, Suite 1800
    Newark, NJ 07102-5429
    USA

Patrice E. LeTourneau focuses her practice on assisting businesses of all sizes in a broad range of employment, commercial and environmental matters before state and federal governmental agencies and courts. In addition to managing claims and litigation, she has conducted numerous internal investigations and has significant experience advising companies on preventative litigation practices.

Ms. LeTourneau clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., where she successfully completed the Superior Court of New Jersey’s mediation training course and is a qualified mediator in the Law Division, Special Civil Part.

Ms. LeTourneau is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2022-present
  • McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli PC, 2008-2022

  • New Jersey State Judiciary
    - Law Clerk to the Hon Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., 2007-2008

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020

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Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "New Jersey Legal Update," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar March 28, 2023
  • Speaker, “Effective Internal Investigations,” Florham Park, New Jersey, June 20, 2021
  • Speaker, “Leave Laws,” Florham Park, New Jersey, June 8, 2021
  • Speaker, “Limiting Legal Risk During RIFS and Reorganizations,” Florham Park, New Jersey, May 20, 2021

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Fortune 500 energy company, convincing the Eastern District of New York to reconsider a prior decision and grant summary judgment on a breach of contract claim against a competing energy company. The parties entered into an agreement whereby Defendant was obligated to have the capacity to receive, store, and transfer lubricant base oils; despite repeatedly acknowledging that it could accept a particular base oil, Defendant refused to do so unless the client entered into unrelated agreements. Defendant then claimed the need to substantially modify its facility to accept the product. The court initially denied summary judgment finding the facility modification a material issue of fact; on a motion for reconsideration, the Court reversed its decision finding it had overlooked a provision obligating Defendant to make any modifications necessary to enable storage. The case will proceed to trial to determine damages.

  • Obtained a nearly $2 million dollar judgment in the District Court of New Jersey, upheld on appeal, on behalf of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company against a former employee who sued the company for discrimination claiming she was terminated after she told supervisors her commute triggered back pain. During litigation, it was discovered that the employee had been engaged in numerous outside ventures, including consulting work for two potential competitors. The court granted the company’s motion to dismiss the employee’s claims, awarded the company summary judgment on its breach of contract claim against the employee, and granted the company’s request for legal fees.