Partner David Patton sat for an interview with Law360 to discuss his time at the Federal Defenders of New York and why he decided to join Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

David shares, “I've always loved being a trial lawyer. And I've now spent 12 years running Federal Defenders. And I've gotten to do a fair amount of trial work during my time heading the office, but it also comes with a lot of other responsibilities — administrative responsibilities, policy work and many other things. It's just an extraordinary opportunity now to be able to really focus on being nothing but a trial lawyer. And to be able to do it at Kaplan Hecker — it's truly unique in its combination of the highest level of practice and a commitment to public interest work. I don't know of any other firm like it. Not to mention, they are a collection of genuinely great people. So, how can you beat that?”

David’s practice will focus on white-collar and government regulatory matters and trials.

Read the full Law360 interview here.