Patrick M. Hromisin

Patrick M. Hromisin

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 972-8396
Fax: (215) 972-2280

Primary Office

Philadelphia
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186

Patrick M. Hromisin

Patrick Hromisin assists clients with white collar, compliance, and complex commercial litigation matters, including representations through trial, arbitration, mediation and negotiations with prosecutors and regulators. Institutions of higher education, insurance, health care and energy companies, as well as individual clients, are among the broad array of clients he has represented. 

Patrick has conducted numerous internal investigations in response to emergent issues for a variety of clients. He has represented clients at trial and in connection with grand jury subpoenas, civil subpoenas, and civil investigative demands, as well as Department of Education program reviews. He has taken and defended depositions, including expert depositions in a nine-figure civil matter. He has advised clients from complaint through settlement in numerous civil matters. He has also drafted dispositive motions and briefs at the trial and appellate level.

Patrick also advises clients on issues involving cybersecurity and data privacy, particularly in the higher education and health care industries. He has counseled numerous clients on compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He also helps clients prepare for cybersecurity incidents; respond to potential breaches and conduct related internal investigations; and provides representation in related litigation. Patrick is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Patrick spent nearly eight years as a civilian program analyst for the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Inventory Control Point International Programs Directorate. In this position, he administered security assistance cases between the U.S. Navy and various foreign Ministries of Defense, performing technical research, logistics management, and contract administration, among other tasks.

Experience

White collar and government litigation
  • Patrick and a partner in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's White Collar and Government Litigation Practice won an acquittal for a client after a four-week federal trial on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Patrick conducted cross and direct examinations, drafted multiple motions and briefs, and argued motions before the court. 
  • Represented three employees of a medical device manufacturer who had been targeted for indictment under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; persuaded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to decline to charge.*
  • Represented and conducted an internal investigation of a publicly regulated company in relation to a government probe and ultimately persuaded authorities not to bring an indictment.*
  • Represented a company in connection with a lengthy civil investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
  • Conducted an internal investigation and oversaw a voluntary disclosure to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General related to compliance with the Office of Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals and Entities.
  • Conducted an emergency internal investigation of allegations that threatened to delay or prevent the sale of a substantial industrial interest.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Higher education matters
  • Represented a university responding to a Department of Education Program Review relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
  • Represented a university responding to civil claims and claims before the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission arising from dismissal of a high-level executive.
  • Conducted an internal review and advised a university client concerning compliance with the Clery Act.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Counseled various clients on compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including detailed reviews of data processing practices as well as drafting privacy notices, contracts and amendments, and privacy policies.
  • Represented clients in matters relating to the handling and transfer of sensitive data.
  • Represented a client in connection with an investigation into HIPAA compliance.
Commercial and appellate litigation
  • Represented a financial firm in a high-value business interruption claim in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, through fact discovery, fact and expert depositions, motion practice and mediation.
  • Won a victory for a client in a AAA arbitration based on the breach of a contract.*
  • Represented insurers in bad faith and breach of contract matters from complaint through settlement, including multiple mediations.
  • Prepared filings for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in cases involving alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and trade secrets statutes.
  • Drafted briefs for clients appealing matters to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Thought Leadership

No results.

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal Criminal Law Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Executive Committee

American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section Privacy and Data Security Committee

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Philadelphia Bar Association

Board President, Friends of Briar Bush, Inc.

Education

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2009, cum laude

  • Temple Law Review
  • Law Faculty Scholarship
  • Outstanding Oral Advocate, Trial Advocacy II

B.A., St. Joseph's University, magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta (history honor society)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish honor society)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit honor society)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Certifications

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), International Association of Privacy Professionals

Patrick Hromisin assists clients with white collar, compliance, and complex commercial litigation matters, including representations through trial, arbitration, mediation and negotiations with prosecutors and regulators. Institutions of higher education, insurance, health care and energy companies, as well as individual clients, are among the broad array of clients he has represented. 

Patrick has conducted numerous internal investigations in response to emergent issues for a variety of clients. He has represented clients at trial and in connection with grand jury subpoenas, civil subpoenas, and civil investigative demands, as well as Department of Education program reviews. He has taken and defended depositions, including expert depositions in a nine-figure civil matter. He has advised clients from complaint through settlement in numerous civil matters. He has also drafted dispositive motions and briefs at the trial and appellate level.

Patrick also advises clients on issues involving cybersecurity and data privacy, particularly in the higher education and health care industries. He has counseled numerous clients on compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He also helps clients prepare for cybersecurity incidents; respond to potential breaches and conduct related internal investigations; and provides representation in related litigation. Patrick is credentialed as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Patrick spent nearly eight years as a civilian program analyst for the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Inventory Control Point International Programs Directorate. In this position, he administered security assistance cases between the U.S. Navy and various foreign Ministries of Defense, performing technical research, logistics management, and contract administration, among other tasks.