Patrick Hannon

Partner

New York
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Overview

Patrick Hannon advises U.S. and foreign public and private companies, financial institutions, investment advisors, boards, committees, executives, family- and closely-held companies and individuals in complex corporate and commercial transactions, and counsels clients on internal and governmental investigations, criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings, governance, compliance, fiduciary duty and civil litigation matters.

He has represented clients in federal and state court, and before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Reserve Board, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, New York Attorney General's Office, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and U.K. Financial Conduct Authority.

Patrick served for nearly 15 years as a senior executive at the world's leading investment bank, investment manager and broker-dealer where he advised and transacted with supranational agencies, federal, state and local governments, and government sponsored enterprises. He also worked closely with foreign sovereigns, Fortune 500 and other public, private and closely-held companies, global financial institutions and investment managers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Patrick brings a unique combination of broad legal skills and deep business experience to solving the challenges his clients confront in board rooms, conference rooms and courts.

Select Experience

  • Advised former managing director of major global financial institution in parallel U.S. and U.K. criminal and civil investigations of largest trading loss in history.
  • Advises chairman and independent directors of publicly registered U.S. financial institution.
  • Represented board of directors of public company in insider trading investigation in merger and acquisition matter.
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Experience

  • Advised former managing director of major global financial institution in parallel U.S. and U.K. criminal and civil investigations of largest trading loss in history.
  • Advises chairman and independent directors of publicly registered U.S. financial institution.
  • Represented board of directors of public company in insider trading investigation in merger and acquisition matter.
  • Advises financial institutions regarding offshore federal income tax compliance, internal control and remediation matters.
  • Served as counsel to family-owner in sale of entire block of Manhattan real estate for development as world headquarters of leading global financial institution.
  • Represented court-appointed SEC equity receiver of group of hedge funds that operated Ponzi scheme in Cayman Islands, United States and Latin America, and assisted in recovering approximately $250 million of misappropriated assets for investors.
  • Represented private equity investment advisory firm in SEC investigation of alleged breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Serves as counsel to trustee in liquidation of major broker-dealer in U.S. and U.K.
  • Represented key witness and defendant in one of largest criminal tax evasion prosecutions brought by DOJ in U.S. history.
  • Served as counsel to leading global financial institution in connection with indictment and conviction of former senior executive on bank fraud and tax evasion charges.
  • Served as counsel to former financial officer of major government contractor in investigation of alleged violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Represented leading global financial institution in comprehensive review and remediation of export control compliance procedures and practices.
  • Advised major public retirement systems regarding LIBOR fraud cases.
  • Served as counsel in securing dismissal of racketeering, fraud and money laundering charges against CEO and affiliated corporations of major real estate conglomerate.
  • Served as counsel in successful Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and landmark Holocaust litigation before U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Advised leading global financial institutions in pioneering new financial products, including first private-label mortgage-backed and pass-through bonds and obligations; off-balance sheet and residual interest collateralized mortgage obligations; planned amortization class, interest-only and principal-only CMOs; and numerous derivative and asset-backed financial instruments.
  • Served as senior executive in numerous positions at leading global investment bank, including head of global money market transactions and product development and management, responsible for up to $750 billion annually of securities and financial transactions in public and private markets for supranational, sovereign, industrial, financial, utility and real estate issuers; and co-head of credit risk management for worldwide fixed income trading and proprietary portfolios and credit risk and reporting systems.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • B.A., Yale University