About Michael Patrick
As an immigration attorney in the New York City office of Fragomen Worldwide, Michael Patrick leads the firm’s representation of investors, individuals, large multinational corporations, and start-up companies, among various other clients. He dedicates his practice exclusively to nationality and immigration law, with a focus on providing global immigration program risk management, such as immigration policy development, corporate restructuring immigration due diligence, and I-9 compliance. Attorney Patrick first joined Fragomen as a partner over 24 years ago, and currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s EB-5 working group, which provides services such as assisting with EB-5 applications for regional center and individual investors, and reviewing and checking related documents for EB-5 immigration law compliance.
Attorney Patrick is also co-chair of Fragomen’s Legal Affairs and Risk Management Committee, and a member of both the Finance Committee and the Global Compliance Committee. He previously served as the firm’s general counsel and was a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Fragomen, he was a founding partner at Campbell, Patrick & Chin, and also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New York’s Southern District as the Chief of the Immigration Unit and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. In this capacity, he represented the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and Immigration and Naturalization Services in federal court.
Attorney Patrick is a member of numerous committees, including the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Council (for which he previously served as Trustee), and the Advisory Board for the World Policy Institute, among others. He is a former chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Immigration Litigation, the Federal Bar Association's Immigration Law Section, and AILA’s New York City Chapter. Attorney Patrick holds court admissions to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University, Attorney Patrick went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. He is currently a faculty member at Hofstra University’s National Institute for Trial Advocacy, along with the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the Cardozo School of Law. In addition to authoring bimonthly and monthly immigration columns, respectively, for the New York Law Journal and the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Attorney Patrick often appears as a business immigration speaker before various organizations. His many awards include being named as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA from 2006 – 2014, an International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers from 2006 to 2014, and one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2006 – 2014.