Patrick Otlewski

Partner, King & Spalding

Patrick is a former federal prosecutor with a proven track record of navigating clients through their most sensitive and challenging matters. Patrick regularly performs sensitive internal investigations for companies, their Boards, as well as their Special/Audit Committees. He also represents companies and their executives in criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Beyond that, he is a trial lawyer. He is equally adept defending companies and their executives as he is prosecuting claims on their behalf.

Patrick has been recognized as a leading lawyer in white-collar and government investigations. Chambers USA has been ranking Patrick since 2019 to this day. In 2020, Crain’s Chicago Business named Patrick to its prestigious 40 Under 40 list, noting that he was “widely viewed as the best investigator” while an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Patrick is an accomplished trial lawyer, having taken more than a dozen cases to trial. His trial experience spans federal and state court, and he has trial experience bringing and defending against claims on behalf of his clients. Patrick brings passion, insightfulness, and a methodological approach to trial, helping clients achieve their goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. When not trying cases, Patrick draws on his trial experience to help his clients in litigation and enforcement matters focus on key objectives and how best to achieve those objectives. Representative litigation matters span antitrust, racketeering, breaches of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, to other commercial and business litigation claims.