Patrick G. Costello represents issuers and underwriters in federal securities law matters. He works closely with our clients, who include public and private companies, foreign private issuers, emerging growth companies, smaller reporting companies, and underwriters on private placements, registered offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, and exempt offerings under Regulation A, Regulation D, and Regulation CF. He also assists our clients with securities law reporting and compliance matters, and general corporate governance matters. Before joining our firm, Mr. Costello worked as an Examiner in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Real Estate and Construction, where he reviewed and commented on issuer filings under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

In 2021, Mr. Costello graduated with Honors, and Distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center where he obtained his LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law, and a Securities and Financial Law Certificate. While at Georgetown, he served as a Student Honors Legal Intern in two internships at the SEC, one in the Division of Trading and Markets’ Office of Clearance and Settlement, and the other in the Division of Enforcement, Office of Chief Counsel.

In 2020, Mr. Costello obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Wayne State University Law School. While at Wayne Law, he worked as a litigation law clerk at a Michigan-based law firm. He also completed a legal externship at a multi-national corporation involved in the automobile supply chain. Mr. Costello received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Pre-Law, from Michigan State University.