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Patrick E. Fitzsimmons

Senior Associate
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Summer Clerk, Hon. John T. Curtin, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

University of Rochester, B.A.

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude

Patrick primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, business litigation, and False Claims Act matters. Prior to rejoining Hodgson Russ, Patrick was an assistant district attorney in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office where he gained extensive trial experience, both jury and non-jury, prosecuting a wide range of criminal matters. Patrick also has corporate and securities law experience, having worked in the corporate departments of both Hodgson Russ and Ropes & Gray LLP in its New York City office.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017 - 2019
  • John N. Bennett Award, University at Buffalo School of Law, for the highest academic achievement in the graduating class
  • Professor Thomas E. Headrick Award, University at Buffalo School of Law, for excellence in corporate finance
  • Former Executive Editor, Buffalo Law Review




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Patrick contributes to Hodgson Russ’s Whistleblower Blog. His blog entries include: