Patrick T. Campbell

Partner

New York
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Overview

Patrick Campbell focuses his litigation practice on white collar and corporate criminal and regulatory matters, as well as commercial litigation. With a breadth of experience, Patrick has developed a legal skill set that makes him a strong addition to any team faced with complicated litigation. His calm demeanor enables Patrick to remain focused on the matters facing his clients, regardless of the level of complexity present.

Patrick is also involved in the development of junior associates at BakerHostetler. Over the past several years, he has formally and informally mentored many of the New York office's junior associates, and he is an active member of the New York office's Mentorship Committee. Patrick also devotes his time to the New York City Bar Association and is the Chair of its Compliance Committee.

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  • Acts as a key member of a team that represents numerous foreign claimants in the then-largest civil forfeiture action brought by the United State's Department of Justice's (DOJ) Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative involving alleged corruption and embezzlement by the former Nigerian president and his family and associates.
  • Conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risk assessment for clients considering business venture in country with high corruption risk.
  • Served as a key lawyer in the complex representation of the former London-based JPMorgan Chase managing director, nicknamed “the London Whale” by the media, in investigations conducted by the DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), related to a multibillion-dollar trading loss for the bank. Developed an understanding of complicated credit derivative instruments in order to effectively represent the client. Through the mastery of complex facts, the application of government investigations experience and a multidisciplinary approach, the team developed a strategy to navigate the client through parallel U.S. and U.K. investigations. The team secured a rare non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ and agreements with the SEC and the CFTC, including one of the first non-prosecution agreements executed by the CFTC for an individual.
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Experience

  • Acts as a key member of a team that represents numerous foreign claimants in the then-largest civil forfeiture action brought by the United State's Department of Justice's (DOJ) Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative involving alleged corruption and embezzlement by the former Nigerian president and his family and associates.
  • Conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risk assessment for clients considering business venture in country with high corruption risk.
  • Served as a key lawyer in the complex representation of the former London-based JPMorgan Chase managing director, nicknamed “the London Whale” by the media, in investigations conducted by the DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), related to a multibillion-dollar trading loss for the bank. Developed an understanding of complicated credit derivative instruments in order to effectively represent the client. Through the mastery of complex facts, the application of government investigations experience and a multidisciplinary approach, the team developed a strategy to navigate the client through parallel U.S. and U.K. investigations. The team secured a rare non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ and agreements with the SEC and the CFTC, including one of the first non-prosecution agreements executed by the CFTC for an individual.
  • Since 2009, has worked on a variety of litigation matters in connection with BakerHostetler's role as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Is a key member of the Picard v. Madoff et al. legal team, which is responsible for the SIPA trustee's avoidance litigation seeking to recover assets for the Fund of Customer Property for ultimate distribution to the defrauded customers of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Litigates other multimillion-dollar avoidance and recovery actions against foreign and domestic defendants to recover fraudulent transfers received from BLMIS.
  • Assisted the former ethical practices attorney for Local 14-14B of the International Union of Operating Engineers by managing a team that oversaw the enforcement of the Consent Decree, including anticorruption investigations, commencement of disciplinary proceedings against corrupt union members and oversight of the union's policies and procedures, to ensure fair job referrals and elections.
  • Counsels major construction and energy companies on “best practices” for corporate governance and ethics and compliance matters.
  • Represented an individual in connection with a high-profile public corruption investigation conducted by the DOJ.
  • Conducted FCPA due diligence for an international provider of food, beverage and retail services for airports and motorways in connection with the potential acquisition of food and beverage outlet service contracts for airports in India.
  • Represented employees of an orthopedics company in a DOJ investigation into the alleged provision of illegal kickbacks to orthopedic surgeons.
  • Represented a worldwide pharmaceutical distribution company in connection with a nationwide Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into the distribution of controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.
  • Represented a real estate management company in litigation brought by a disgruntled commercial tenant who sued the client and attempted to place blame on the client for his business failure, alleging the client had failed to maintain the property. Navigated rules and procedures related to state court litigation, handled document discovery and depositions, and ultimately settled the matter on the eve of trial on terms favorable to the client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2019)
  • Recipient of the Judge Joseph F. Solomon Award for Excellent Character and Fitness
  • Recipient of the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar 2007 Law Student Legal Ethics Award

Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association: Chair of Compliance Committee
  • New York State Bar Association:  Former Member of Committee on Civil Rights
    • Former Secretary
    • Former Featured Writer and Editor, "Guantanamo and Beyond: A Blog on Executive Detention, National Security and Due Process"
  • American Bar Association

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Pro Bono

  • Represented Alabama death row inmates in capital post-conviction litigation, including current representation of an Alabama death row inmate in his federal habeas corpus proceeding.

Prior Positions

  • Carbonell Fellowship: Law and Policy
    • As Carbonell Fellow, managed the school's Labor & Employment Law Program
  • New York Law School's Law Review Executive Board: Online Editor, Member
  • New York Law School Justice Action Center: Member

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2011
  • New York, 2009

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2007, summa cum laude
  • B.B.A., The City University of New York, Baruch College, 2004, magna cum laude