Patrick Hanes Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8500


Office: 438 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

White Collar Crime Practicum


BA, University of Virginia

JD, University of Virginia


Patrick Hanes is a Partner with Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC. He focuses his practice on handling all manner of disputes that arise from business competition and regulation. He is a member of the Litigation Section and serves as co-chair of the White Collar and Investigations Team. His practice has included a broad base of civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Patrick has substantial experience conducting investigations both in the United States and overseas. He has represented businesses and individuals in government and corporate investigations in matters involving securities and banking regulation, antitrust, conspiracy, wire fraud, tax disputes, environmental laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

In his civil practice, Patrick has developed particular proficiency in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement, and he has represented parties in intellectual property litigation in courtrooms across the country. He also advises several public and private company clients regarding their legal compliance programs and conducts compliance investigations, risk assessments and training inside the United States as well as in several other countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Patrick is the co-chair of the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Regional Committee for the Southeast Region and the co-chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's International White Collar Crime Committee. A member of the Virginia State Bar, he serves on the board of governors of the Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Section. He is also a member of the Virginia Bar Association's Criminal Law Section Council. He is also licensed to practice in West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Fourth and Fifth Circuits and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has argued cases as lead counsel before each of those courts as well as before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Patrick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Albert V. Bryan, Jr., Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. He received his law degree in 1994 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Virginia Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1988, where he was an Echols Scholar.