Thomas Feddo joins Patomak Global Partners
Washington, D.C. – Patomak Global Partners announced that former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security Thomas Feddo has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor.
“Tom brings a unique and deep understanding of the increasing risks that companies engaged in cross-border transactions face – he will be a major asset for our clients, and we are extremely excited that he has joined our roster of industry-leading experts,” said Patomak’s Chief Executive Paul Atkins. “Tom’s impressive credentials make him one of the world’s premier advisors on topics at the nexus of national security and financial markets, which is especially important as regulators around the world contemplate tightening restrictions on cross-border investments.”
As a Patomak Senior Advisor, Mr. Feddo will provide C-suite advice on sanctions and foreign investment-related risks for domestic and international conglomerates and financial institutions. He expands the Patomak team’s expertise in advising clients on sanctions compliance, geopolitical risks facing financial firms, and issues surrounding the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
“Patomak serves many of the world’s leading firms, and I look forward to working with Paul and his team to help clients navigate the increasingly complex geopolitical risks facing banks, funds, and global conglomerates, especially regarding cross-border transactions,” said Feddo. “Patomak delivers strategic advice aimed at helping clients navigate these risks, seize upon business opportunities, and comply with increasingly complex sanctions regimes and investment review mechanisms.”
Prior to joining Patomak, Mr. Feddo served as the first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security from 2018 – 2021, a presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed position, leading CFIUS and overseeing its national security reviews of cross-border transactions totaling more than $400 billion.
Mr. Feddo was previously a law partner in Alston & Bird LLP’s international trade practice, advising global firms and financial institutions on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance. He also served as the Assistant Director for Enforcement at the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he oversaw the Treasury Department’s economic sanctions enforcement efforts; Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Navy; majority oversight counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee; a patent and trademark litigation associate at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP; and a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Early in his professional career, Mr. Feddo was an officer in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine service and at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Antiterrorist Alert Center. Mr. Feddo holds a J.D. from The George Washington University and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.