Patrick Doherty is an associate managing director in K2 Intelligence’s Private Client Services and Strategic Risk and Security practices, where he leads investigations and complex engagements for clients including high-profile and high-net-worth individuals, family offices and their advisors, and private and public entities, as well as law and financial services firms.
Patrick helps companies and individual clients proactively reduce risk associated with crisis-oriented events. He leads teams that leverage K2 Intelligence’s tools and tradecraft, and when necessary, its extensive global network, to provide outcome-changing assistance to clients facing physical, financial, and reputational threats; privacy violations; and travel security challenges. He also helps clients mitigate cyber risk by proactively assessing and defending their online presence or by responding appropriately to cyber crimes ranging from digital harassment to data compromises.
Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Patrick served for more than seven years as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. While there he was appointed to the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit (VCEU), where he directed complex long-term eavesdropping and data-driven investigations that dismantled violent gangs and interstate firearms and drug trafficking conspiracies. Patrick was an integral part of the teams that obtained the convictions of a New York Police Department (NYPD) police officer and six other co-conspirators following a high-profile public integrity-focused wiretap investigation, and of 19 interstate gun traffickers in the largest illegal gun bust in New York City history.
As a prosecutor, Patrick routinely worked with the NYPD’s Major Case Squad on some of Manhattan’s most sensitive investigations involving fraud, extortion, stalking, bank robbery, employee embezzlement, and high-value larcenies. He directed an international million-dollar theft and money-laundering investigation and led another case that resulted in the recovery of nearly $5 million in stolen assets. Patrick was also designated within the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Unit, where he investigated computer crime including computer trespass and tampering, forgery, money laundering, cyber stalking, cyber impersonation, and check, credit, and public assistance fraud. In the trial division, Patrick investigated homicides, shootings, assaults, robberies, burglaries, coercion, and labor trafficking. He directed more than 150 grand jury investigations and tried more than 20 jury trials to verdict.
Patrick received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A., cum laude, in political science from Providence College. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.