Patrick Reinikainen is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation practice.
Patrick focuses his practice on representing clients in complex civil litigation and appeals, including securities and shareholder class actions, and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission, and FINRA. He also has experience advising companies across industries on a variety of FCPA, anti-money laundering, insider trading, FinTech, and data privacy issues.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Patrick served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked at two international law firms.
- Representing multinational companies and individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations into alleged violations of the FCPA and federal securities laws.*
- Representing a global investment bank as a member of litigation team that obtained full dismissal with prejudice of class action claims filed against the bank in the Delaware Court of Chancery.*
- Representing a major financial institution in multiple lawsuits involving residential mortgage-backed securities brought in state and federal courts.*
- Defending a private equity firm in connection with investor litigation arising out of an international recapitalization transaction.*
- Representing a company in a major FIRREA investigation brought by DOJ.*
- Representing a major retail company in a DOJ investigation involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act.*
- Advising companies in responding to trading inquiries from FINRA.*
- Advising companies on potential regulatory risks associated with data monetization and alternative data.*
- Representing a client in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York facing criminal allegations of conspiracy and bank fraud.*
- Representing a pro bono client on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court in connection with an Eighth Amendment challenge.*
*Denote prior firm experience
University at Buffalo School of Law
University of Minnesota
B.A., with High Distinction
- New York
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Board Member, The Legal Aid Society – New Leadership Program
- Co-Chair, University at Buffalo Law School New York City Alumni Chapter
- Board Member, Brooklyn Defender Services’ Family Defense Practice, Associates Advisory Board
- Panelist, “How KYC/AML Regulation Changes are Shaping Cross-Border Transactions,” Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law – JILB Symposium on Foreign Direct Investment (February 15, 2019).
- Co-author, “Global Anti-Money Laundering: Investigations and Compliance Trends in the Fintech Era,” Bloomberg Law (June 12, 2019).
- Co-author, “Examining Transparency International’s 24th Annual Corruption Perception Index: Key Critiques and Takeaways,” The Anti-Corruption Report (April 3, 2019).
- Co-author, “Cybersecurity’s Developing Role In FCPA Compliance,” Law360 (January 11, 2019).
- Co-author, “Recent Developments in Latin American Anti-Corruption Enforcement,” The Anti-Corruption Report (January 9, 2019).
- Co-author, “U.S. v. Panasonic Avionics Corp. — FCPA Enforcement Action Highlights Best Practices in Mitigating Third-Party Risk,” BNA (June 1, 2018).
- Co-author, “Global Perspectives On High Court Microsoft Warrant Case,” Law360 (January 10, 2018).