Patrick M. Hromisin

Patrick Hromisin assists clients with complex commercial litigation and white collar matters, including representations through trial, arbitration, mediation and negotiations with prosecutors and regulators. Institutions of higher education and insurance companies, as well as individual clients, are among the broad array of clients he has represented. 

Patrick has conducted numerous internal investigations in response to emergent issues for a variety of clients. He has advised clients in connection with grand jury subpoenas, civil subpoenas, and civil investigative demands, as well as Department of Education program reviews. He has taken and defended depositions, including expert depositions in a nine-figure civil matter. He has advised clients from complaint through settlement in numerous civil matters. He has also drafted dispositive motions and briefs at the trial and appellate level.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Patrick spent nearly eight years as a civilian program analyst for the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Inventory Control Point International Programs Directorate. In this position, he administered security assistance cases between the U.S. Navy and various foreign Ministries of Defense, performing technical research, logistics management, and contract administration, among other tasks.

Representative examples of Patrick’s work include:

White collar and government litigation

  • Patrick and a partner in Saul Ewing’s White Collar and Government Litigation Practice won an acquittal for a client after a four-week federal trial on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Patrick conducted cross and direct examinations, drafted multiple motions and briefs, and argued motions before the court. 
  • Represented three employees of a medical device manufacturer who had been targeted for indictment under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; persuaded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to decline to charge.*
  • Represented and conducted an internal investigation of a publicly regulated company in relation to a government probe and ultimately persuaded authorities not to bring an indictment.*
  • Represented a company in connection with a lengthy civil investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
  • Conducted an internal investigation and oversaw a voluntary disclosure to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General related to compliance with the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities.
  • Conducted an emergency internal investigation of allegations that threatened to delay or prevent the sale of a substantial industrial interest.

Commercial and appellate litigation

  • Represented a financial firm in a high-value business interruption claim in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, through fact discovery, fact and expert depositions, motion practice and mediation.
  • Won a victory for a client in a AAA arbitration based on the breach of a contract.*
  • Represented insurers in bad faith and breach of contract matters from complaint through settlement, including multiple mediations.
  • Prepared filings for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in cases involving alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and trade secrets statutes.
  • Drafted briefs for clients appealing matters to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Higher education matters

  • Represented a university responding to a Department of Education Program Review relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
  • Represented a university responding to civil claims and claims before the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission arising from dismissal of a high-level executive.
  • Conducted an internal review and advised a university client concerning compliance with the Clery Act.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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