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Patrick J. Hurford

Co-Leader, White Collar Crime and Investigations Practice Group


Kalamazoo College, B.A.
Ohio State University, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif

Prior Employment

  • United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2011-2013 and 2015-2018
  • United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 2013-2015
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, 2006-2011
  • Pfizer, Inc., 2000-2003 

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Patrick Hurford is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on internal investigations and white collar criminal defense matters, including traditional fraud, healthcare fraud and kickbacks, money laundering, tax evasion, and controlled substance offenses concerning prescribers.  As a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, he has supervised complex, multi-agency investigations. He prepared and tried criminal cases that developed from these investigations and served as lead counsel for multiple jury trials and appeals. Hurford has handled a broad spectrum of matters including bank, wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, prescription controlled substance offenses, identity theft, embezzlement, and tax evasion, among others.


  • As a federal prosecutor, investigated and prosecuted bank, wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, unlawful distribution of controlled substances by prescribers, illegal healthcare kickbacks, tax evasion, money laundering, identity theft, bank embezzlement, and bank robbery cases

  • In private practice, has represented major financial institutions, individuals, and government agencies in government enforcement proceedings and conducted internal investigations for such clients. Has handled state, federal, and arbitral proceedings on various matters. Has represented multinational corporations in various matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, and commercial disputes. Has represented foreign governments in matters implicating the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Has represented major art museums in matters involving art restitution claims.

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