Shearman And Sterling

Patrick Hein is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. A former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, Patrick’s practice focuses on representing companies, financial institutions, board members, and executives in complex civil and criminal investigations and litigation. Patrick has extensive experience in the Bay Area and New York litigating matters involving allegations of financial fraud, including securities fraud, cryptocurrency fraud, market manipulation, and insider trading; corruption, including FCPA violations; and anticompetitive conduct.

Prior to returning to private practice in San Francisco in 2022, Patrick served for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, including most recently as Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. During his time at the EDNY, Patrick investigated and prosecuted a wide range of white collar criminal matters involving securities fraud, wire fraud, cryptocurrency fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, FCPA violations, money laundering, and CARES Act fraud. Among his significant matters, Patrick tried multiple high-profile securities fraud cases, including United States v. Nordlicht, et al., in which the co-Chief Investment Officers of the Platinum Partners hedge fund were convicted after a nine-week trial of a scheme to defraud bondholders of $70 million. Patrick was also a senior member of the Department of Justice’s FIFA Task Force and a lead prosecutor in United States v. Jinkis, et al., in which soccer officials and sports marketing and broadcasting companies and executives were prosecuted in connection with international bribery and money laundering schemes. In addition, Patrick co-led the prosecution of global shipping and oil and gas companies and their executives for violating the FCPA by paying millions of dollars of bribes to Brazilian government officials in a decade-long scheme. Patrick ultimately conducted numerous criminal jury trials at the EDNY and briefed and argued several appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. For his service at the EDNY, Patrick was awarded the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Prosecutor of the Year Award in 2019 and 2020.

Before joining the EDNY, Patrick clerked for U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz of the District of Maryland and practiced at another global law firm in San Francisco.