pcpPhilip C. Patterson

T. 212-768-1000
F. 212-768-3511




  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2001
    Brooklyn Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1995

Professional Experience

  • De Feis O’Connell & Rose, P.C., 2001 – Present


  • New York
  • Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Philip Patterson represents individuals and corporations in criminal, regulatory and civil matters in federal and state courts. He has represented clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, the NYSE, the N.Y. State Attorney General and District Attorneys’ offices. These matters have included alleged violations of, among other things, securities, mail and wire fraud, money-laundering, antitrust, public corruption (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), racketeering and tax laws. His clients have included senior executives, officers and attorneys in global financial services firms and other public companies; brokers and broker-dealers; accountants; and executives and employees of companies involved in varied fields such as real estate development, defense contracting, public works and manufacturing. Throughout these proceedings he has also counseled corporations and professionals on potential collateral consequences to investigations, such as industry bars by the Securities and Exchange Commission or debarment under the Federal Acquisition Regulations or New York’s Vendex system.

Mr. Patterson has also represented individuals and corporations in complex civil matters, including multidistrict litigation, shareholder class actions and derivative actions. He has litigated fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice and other types of claims in federal and state courts. His clients have included individuals and entities involved in venture capital and private equity (including M&A matters), green energy, commercial contracting, art and collectibles, and food service industries.

Many of the matters Mr. Patterson has been involved in concern international legal issues, ranging from efforts to secure testimony or documents overseas to potential extradition from or to foreign countries. Along with Nicholas De Feis, Mr. Patterson writes a regular column for the New York Law Journal on International Criminal Law and Enforcement.

Mr. Patterson is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A. 1995), and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2001), where he served as the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.