White Collar Defense & Government Investigations


E. Patrick Gilman is an associate in Brown Rudnick's White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Patrick has experience leading teams and managing complex trials and investigations, conducting investigations, depositions, evidence collection, discovery, and the use of forensic experts. Patrick advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance including internal investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Investigations, Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions programs, developing and implementing corporate compliance programs, representing companies and CEOs before both the DOJ and SEC, and extensive trial and appellate experience before both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Before joining Brown Rudnick, Patrick was an award-winning Judge Advocate in the United States Army focused on prosecuting violations of international and domestic criminal law, national security law, cyber security, privacy, and regulatory compliance. He has worked globally across Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia and is a decorated combat veteran with more than 14 years of experience in litigation, national security, and disrupting illicit financial crimes. Patrick maintains a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.


Led a legal team responsible for advising law enforcement agents and analysts within the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and the Intelligence community on US and international law — including cyber intelligence, disruption of finance networks, investigation of financial crimes, and prosecution of international terrorists. This resulted in international and national seizures in the millions of dollars.

Led multiple highly sensitive internal investigations involving unauthorized access to classified information, misuse of government funds, systemic institutional child neglect, and workplace misconduct including sexual harassment and assault.

Successfully litigated ten hearings before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Provided strategic guidance and recommendations for military law enforcement agents in Hawaii to answer questions regarding lawful investigative techniques, evidence collection, and preparing special agents to testify at trial.

Collaborated with local Iraqi political, judicial, and law enforcement leaders to promote adherence to human rights, the law of armed conflict, and protections under the Iraqi Constitution.

Chief legal advisor for organization of 3,500 members in the United States. Successfully prosecuted 40+ felony trials.

Negotiated $3 million terms and land lease agreements with Iraqi tribal leaders for wartime damages. Managed $10 million infrastructure build.


The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School – Master of Law, June 2015
Chicago Kent College of Law – J.D., 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago – B.A., Political Science, College Honors

Bar Admissions

US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Army Court of Criminal Appeals
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
US Supreme Court
District of Columbia
"Operation Billy Goat: The Targeting and Killing of a United States Citizen on United States Soil," The Military Law Review, Vol. 223, Issue 4 (Winter 2015)
Book Review of The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea: The Army Lawyer (9 September 2015)
Awards and Honors
Named Army's Best Prosecutor (2017)
Named Army's Best Chief of Military Justice (2016, 2017)
The Expert Military Justice Practitioner Skill Identifier (2016)
Purple Heart | Bronze Star Medal | Meritorious Service Medal | Army Commendation Medals | Combat Action Badge