Fordham University, 1963 (cum



Fordham Law School, 1966 (cum

laude) Member, Fordham Law Review


Fulbright Scholar (1966-67) King's College, London


Public Service


Assistant United States Attorney (SDNY) 1968-72; Assistant Chief of Criminal Division (1971-72)


Chief of Criminal Division (SDNY) 1980-82


Member of Disciplinary Committee, First Department (2005 to 2011)


Professional Experience


Associate, Rogers & Wells 1967-68


Associate Professor, Fordham Law School 1972-74


Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School 1975-98


Partner, Obermaier Morvillo Abramowitz & Fitzpatrick 1974-80


Professional Recognition


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Past President, Brehon Law Society


Listed in:

Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America

International Who's Who of Business Defence Lawyers


Thomas Fitzpatrick has over 35 years of experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and he has consistently been listed in both Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.  Mr. Fitzpatrick’s practice is devoted to white collar criminal and SEC/FINRA and other SRO investigations and proceedings.  He represents officers and employees of major U.S. and foreign commercial and investment banks, hedge funds and private equity firms, public and private companies in retail, construction and other areas; attorneys, accountants, doctors and other professionals.

After graduating from Fordham Law School as a member of the Law Review and ranked first in his class, Mr. Fitzpatrick was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to King’s College School of Law in London.

Following his Fulbright, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked as an associate for Rogers and Wells before joining the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York.  As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Fitzpatrick handled a wide range of criminal investigations, trials (30 to verdict) and appeals (about 12).  He was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Division during that period.  He then joined the full-time faculty at Fordham Law School, where he taught Evidence, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Law.  Subsequently, he became a partner at Martin, Obermaier & Morvillo (the firm later became Obermaier, Morvillo, Abramowitz & Fitzpatrick).  He returned to the U.S. Attorney's office (S.D.N.Y.) as Chief of the Criminal Division, where he supervised all the prosecutors in the Division and handled his own cases as well.


Mr. Fitzpatrick's representations cover virtually the entire range of white collar offenses, including tax fraud (evasion, failure to file, tax shelters, payroll and sales tax), securities fraud (insider trading, accounting fraud, mutual fund trading practices, mortgage securitization practices, disclosure issues), antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, money laundering and structuring cash transactions, mail and wire fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, health care fraud and immigration, among others.  Mr. Fitzpatrick has represented clients before federal, state and local courts, prosecutors and regulators throughout the United States and in more than a dozen foreign cities, including London, Zurich, Geneva, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bonn, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.


Mr. Fitzpatrick's clients are assured of his personal attention to all phases of their representation. When a particular investigation or trial requires additional support, he regularly utilizes an experienced, highly skilled solo practitioner who has an LLM in taxation as well as other similarly skilled and experienced solo practitioners and small firms.

Thomas Fitzpatrick
500 5th Ave

34th Floor

New York, NY 10110

Phone: 212-730-7332

Fax: 212-730-9690
Email: t