Patrick Doherty


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2017
  • BA (History, International Relations), Tufts University, 2011


  • New York, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • French
  • New York City Bar Association (Federal Courts Committee)
  • Irish American Bar Association of New York

Patrick Doherty


Patrick Doherty is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Patrick represents clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters from pre-suit strategy through trial. His practice includes securities and shareholder actions, corporate governance, internal investigations, breach of contract, and other commercial disputes. Patrick also maintains an active pro bono practice, including civil rights impact litigation and asylum claims.

During law school, Patrick worked at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He also served as an editor with the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy. Before joining the firm in New York, he was a summer associate in the Boston office.

Prior to attending law school, Patrick served as a strategy and operations consultant with a leading management consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he supported transformation efforts at the Pentagon. He also worked as a transactional intelligence analyst for Kroll, Inc.


  • Advising several major investment management firms on litigation matters associated with a wide array of private equity investments.
  • Representing U.S. digital technology corporation in ongoing complex contract dispute in New York state court. 
  • Part of the independent investigation commissioned by the United States Olympic Committee into abuse of elite and Olympic gymnasts by Larry Nassar. 
  • Secured dismissal of contract claims against publicly-traded logistics provider in federal court in New York.
  • Represented U.S. medical consulting firm that brought multimillion dollar contract claim in federal court in Missouri, leading to favorable settlement.
  • Represented nonprofit U.S. health plan in contract dispute brought before New York state court and JAMS arbitration, leading to favorable settlement.
  • Conducted significant English- and French-language anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions due diligence and risk monitoring for large private equity firms and other clients operating in high-risk international jurisdictions.
  • Represented several U.S. private equity firms, investment banks, and publicly traded companies in insider trading inquiries and other investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Labor.
  • Advised U.S. medical device manufacturer on potential litigation in connection with chemical conglomerate.
  • Represented U.S. medical services provider through a multimillion dollar contract dispute and successful JAMS mediation.

Pro Bono

  • C.P.X. v. Garcia (S.D. Iowa): Part of the trial team that represented a class of adolescents confined at the Iowa Boys State Training School and suffering from mental illness who were subjected to excessive and punitive use of solitary confinement and fixed mechanical restraints. Ropes & Gray, along with co-counsel Children’s Rights and Disability Rights Iowa, litigated the case through a two-week trial, which resulted in sweeping injunctive relief under the Fourteenth Amendment and the appointment of a monitor.  
  • Served as the New York City Bar Association’s representative observer at pre-trial proceedings in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. (“9/11 Trial”) before the U.S. Military Commission at Camp Justice, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 
  • Successfully briefed and argued grant of asylum for former Central American anti-gang detective in defensive proceedings before the Houston (TX) Immigration Court. 
  • Travelled to U.S. Immigration and Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in South Texas to represent immigrant families separated under 2018 U.S. policy changes. 
  • Represented several transgender individuals seeking to amend state and federal identification documents as part of Project Validate, a firm partnership with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2017
  • BA (History, International Relations), Tufts University, 2011
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