Patrick's practice focuses on a range of corporate and white-collar crime matters, international bribery, corruption, money laundering and fraud. Patrick represents companies and individuals, and has been involved with a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions.

Patrick's practice includes proactive, preventative advice for corporate clients (such as compliance programme design, drafting policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments and due diligence, advising on mergers and acquisitions, as well as training and compliance audits). Patrick regularly advises on the conduct of internal investigations, and responding to government investigations and prosecutions.

Patrick also advises international governments on changes to their ABC and AML regimes and trains their judiciary, prosecutors and investigators.

Prior to joining DLA, Patrick was a partner at an international law firm, and prior to that Patrick was Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

He has significant experience of corporate self-reporting, and was involved in the changes to the SFO’s self-reporting processes and was a key participant in the efforts to successfully introduce deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the United Kingdom.