Patrick Gilsenan is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and a member of the firm's Financial Services Team. Mr. Gilsenan represents borrowers and lenders in senior secured credit facilities, second-lien credit facilities, real estate finance and syndicated credit facilities.
In addition to his legal skills and knowledge, Mr. Gilsenan is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds additional certifications in Antitrust and Consumer Protection, Compliance Studies, and Public Interest and Social Justice.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Gilsenan worked for self-regulatory organizations in the securities and derivatives industry, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and National Futures Association (NFA). As a former regulator, Mr. Gilsenan frequently worked with brokerage and investment management firms that specialized in a variety of financial products. He has also handled policy work for the Chicago City Council as a committee aide and was previously a law clerk at a Chicago-based immigration firm.
During law school, Mr. Gilsenan was a student fellow with the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and served as a senior editor on the Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance. He participated in various public interest projects and clinics, including assisting with asylum cases, representing the interest of minors in custody disputes, assisting with eviction sealing workshops and guest lecturing in Chicago Public School classrooms.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
- Loyola University Chicago, B.A., Economics & History
- Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Associate Board Member, 2018-Present
- Chicago Bar Association
- Leadership, Service and Public Interest Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2023