E. Patrick Gilman is an Associate in the Firm's White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice Group. Patrick is a former federal prosecutor in the United States Army and a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience before both federal and state trial and appellate courts. Patrick represents corporate and individual clients on all aspects of complex civil and criminal matters, corporate governance including internal investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Investigations, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions programs, developing and implementing corporate compliance programs, and representing companies and CEOs before both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance. He has worked globally throughout Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, building and leading teams focused on and managing complex trials and conducting and managing investigations. Patrick is a decorated combat veteran with more than 15 years of experience in litigation, national security, and disrupting illicit financial criminal networks. Patrick maintains a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.



Represented Examiner in cryptocurrency financial services platform Cred Inc.’s Chapter 11 petition. Conducted investigation on behalf of Examiner into allegations of fraud, dishonesty, misconduct, incompetence, and mismanagement by Cred’s management.

Advising, drafting and implementing OFAC and anti-money laundering compliance and screening programs.

Providing OFAC advice and opinions to various clients, including the CEO of an international finance company, an international insurance conglomerate, and members of the board of directors of multiple public and private international manufacturing companies.

Led a legal team responsible for advising law enforcement agents and analysts within the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, and the Intelligence community on U.S. 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.

Representing CEO of U.S. issuer in DOJ FCPA probe involving bribery and improper payments to foreign officials.

Counsel to Fortune 500 company on anti-corruption compliance, pre and post-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence and regulatory defense matters.

Advised multiple joint venture entities, Fortune 500 companies, and individuals operating abroad with respect to OFAC compliance.

Represented Crypto Currency company in SEC investigation related to fraud and the improper issuance of securities through an Initial Coin Offering.

Represented U.S. issuer on the S&P 500 reporting to the Audit Committee in connection with whistleblower fraud and reprisal allegations.

Represented multiple audit committees in connection with internal investigations of whistleblower fraud-related allegations, several of which also involved related SEC investigations and/or litigation by private shareholders.

Successfully prosecuted more than 40 felony jury trials.

Represented more than 100 appellants convicted of federal crimes before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court including Michael Behenna and Hasan Akbar.

Served as a consultant for the trial and appellate defense teams in U.S. v. Charles Graner, U.S. v. Nidal Hasan, and U.S. v. Chelsea Manning.

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 to answer questions regarding lawful investigative techniques, evidence collection and prepared 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.

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

Represented a student before a university disciplinary committee resulting in the successful resolution of multiple allegations of behavior related to hazing.


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

District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Army Court of Criminal Appeals
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Supreme Court
Co-author, "Tokenization: The Revolution Is Now," Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal (May 13, 2021)
" Tokenization: The Revolution Is Now," Brown Rudnick Alert (April 2021)
"Who Cares? The Growing Importance of ESG Policies," Brown Rudnick Alert (March 2021)
"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