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Patrick Sinclair

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Mr. Sinclair is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense matters and government and internal investigations.

Mr. Sinclair has almost two decades of experience representing U.S.-based and international corporations, audit committees, banks, individuals, and the government in corporate criminal investigations. He regularly leads internal investigations for multinational corporations in Asia, and has represented a number of individuals in Asia who were the subject of inquiries from U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the SEC, CFTC and other U.S. regulators.

From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Sinclair was a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted individuals and organizations in connection with the 2008 economic collapse, and handled cases involving the FCPA, OFAC, the mail, wire and securities fraud statutes, the Travel Act, money laundering statutes, the Lacey Act, and the Bank Secrecy Act. He was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in 2013.

In recognition of his achievements at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sinclair received the U.S. Attorney’s Excellence in Criminal Litigation Award, as well as commendations from the SEC, FBI and U.S. Treasury.