Qualification: Patrick is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as Note Editor and published contributor to the Law Review. He earned his B.A. degree (with high honors) from the University of Notre Dame. He was admitted to the bars of the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and Illinois in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He is also admitted to the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including the trial bar, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Illinois and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations, and the DuPage County Bar Association.
For more than thirty years, Patrick Kronenwetter has represented a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in a broad range of transactional and litigation matters. He currently concentrates his practice on advising and assisting foreign businesses doing business in the United States, and those seeking to enter the U.S. market. He advises on buying and selling businesses, employment matters, including work visas for foreign residents, risk avoidance and commercial transactions. In addition, he represents clients in regulatory compliance and enforcement matters before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Customs Service, and the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. He also advises corporate and individual clients on various aspects of disability law, including required accommodations for students with disabilities.
Among his accomplishments, Patrick:
- Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a European nuclear energy business in the acquisition of its joint venturer’s interest in a radioactive waste processing facility.
- Served as trial counsel in a leading case on the duties of attorneys in possession of evidence received as a result of confidential communications from their clients.
- Obtained injunctive relief and the maximum allowable jury verdict against the U.S. government for discrimination against a disabled federal employee.
- Successfully defended a federal court action on behalf of a foreign manufacturer, sued by its U.S. distributor, by invoking international arbitration provisions in an unsigned agreement.
- Represented a client in the closing of its unionized manufacturing plant, successfully defending numerous arbitration proceedings filed by terminated employees.