Wilson Center Experts
Patrick B. Fazzone
Patrick B. Fazzone specializes in sophisticated commercial transactions, corporate law, technology transfers and international trade law. His clients include U.S.and overseas private and quasi-governmental entities, including those in high technology industries. On the commercial side, he has rendered advice and assistance to clients in connection with major infrastructure projects around the world, including power projects, privatizations of rail systems and water treatment projects. He has also advised foreign and domestic companies on protection of intellectual property rights, establishment and structuring of U.S. start-up companies, joint ventures and other commercial arrangements, in connection with business and asset acquisitions and dispositions, and the drafting of sales and technology agreements.
On the government relations front, Mr. Fazzone provides ongoing advice on international trade issues and represents various overseas organizations, including those in the agricultural, food processing and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Fazzone has served as Vice Chairman for Trade and WTO issues for the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). Mr. Fazzone is also chairman of the Trade and Government Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.
Mr. Fazzone is a 1981 graduate of Duke University School of Law where he was Note and Comment editor for the Law Journal. He has twice been a Fulbright Scholar -- first in International Trade Law in Geneva, Switzerland, and later in International Law in Sydney, Australia. He has taught both at Duke University School of Law and at the University of Sydney.