Tom Patten

Tom Patten

Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic

BA, Boston University
JD, Northeastern University School of Law


Tom Patten joins Boston University School of Law’s faculty as a Lecturer of Law in the Student Innovations Law Clinic, providing legal advice and guidance to entrepreneurs from BU and MIT. Prior to joining the BU Law faculty, Tom worked as an in-house counsel to two separate financial technology startup companies, focusing on consumer lending and securities crowdfunding respectively, where he was responsible for providing day-to-day legal advice. Before moving in-house, Tom was an Enforcement Attorney with the Massachusetts Securities Division where he was responsible for investigating violations of the Massachusetts Securities Laws and bringing subsequent enforcement actions. Tom is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (’17) and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University (’13).

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