Patrick F Kerrigan


Patrick F Kerrigan


Patrick F. Kerrigan, Jr. is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the firm’s Boston office, where he is a member of the Transactions and Fund Formation & Investment Management Practices and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Team.

Representative Experience

In-House Legal Experience

  • State Street Corporation, an American financial services and bank holding company headquartered in Boston
    • Vice president and counsel, Global Services Group (2016–2021)
      • Advised and counseled business unit leaders with respect to contract, risk and strategy matters
    • Vice president and counsel, Alternative Investments Services Group (2007–2009)
      • Reviewed, commented upon and analyzed risk concerning client fund offering and governing documents

Law Firm Experience

  • The Boston office of an international law firm headquartered in New York City
    • Attorney – Corporate Department (2005 – 2007)
      • Organized and managed fund closings for alternative investment funds focused on the technology, clean energy, health care, mining and timber sectors
  • The Boston office of an international law firm with a diversified business practice
    • Attorney – Litigation Department (2002–2004)
      • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda concerning contract, tort and labor actions pending in federal and state courts
      • Oversaw discovery in complex construction litigation matter relating to the energy industry
      • Served as member of national coordinating counsel team in toxic tort action

Government Experience

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
    • Senior advisor, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) (2012–2014)
      • Led a multidisciplinary team of 20 FAS employees that leveraged a matrix management organizational structure to create, develop and implement USDA’s “Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Initiative”
        • Initiative launched in September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa with a trade mission, a trade show and a business forum
        • Received FAS’s “Excellence in Achieving Strategic Objectives Award” for leading USDA’s Sub- Saharan Africa Trade Initiative team
      • Managed FAS’s participation in the National Export Initiative and related White House efforts aimed at developing U.S. government policies that enhanced the competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exporters
      • Headed FAS team responsible for implementing certain aspects of the 2014 Farm Bill
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
    • Senior policy advisor, Office of the Secretary (2009–2011)
      • Served as the Commerce Secretary’s senior policy advisor with respect to both the President’s National Export Initiative and the Export Control Reform Initiative
        • Created and managed a team responsible for maximizing U.S. leadership in the global clean energy economy
        • Supervised development of the “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative,” which was the U.S. government’s first-ever effort to develop a coordinated and comprehensive approach to promoting U.S. clean energy and energy efficiency exports
        • Oversaw the Department of Commerce’s revitalization of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), including recommending that the TPCC develop inter-agency working groups focused on areas such as small business, clean energy and trade finance, which ultimately contributed to enhancing U.S. companies’ global competitiveness
        • Served as point person in the Secretary’s office regarding the White House’s Export Control Reform Initiative and assisted in managing the Department of Commerce’s efforts to modernize and to update key U.S. export control regulations

International Experience

  • Kerrigan Global Solutions, LLC
    • Founder (2014–2016)
      • Led clients’ international strategic planning efforts, including the identification, evaluation and prioritization of global market opportunities
      • Managed all international regulatory and compliance matters for clients including foreign product registration

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker, U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) Bi-Annual Meetings
    • Regular speaker at biannual USAEDC conferences on topics ranging from White House trade priorities to USDA’s Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Initiative
  • Speaker, 2010 Future Energy Conference/Washington State Energy Summit, Seattle, WA (November 2010)
    • Addressed conference attendees and discussed how the President’s National Export Initiative would empower U.S. clean energy exporters to be more globally competitive