Patrick A. Fraioli, Jr., Esq.

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Ninth Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90212-2974

Phone: 310-281-6346
Fax: 310-887-6818


Business & Finance Group

Professional Service:

Business Bio:

Patrick A. Fraioli, Jr. is a business lawyer and Partner in the Litigation Department of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. Mr. Fraioli employs his many years of experience in court battles not only to litigate disputes to conclusion but also to counsel his business clients to prevent the conduct that often leads to business lawsuits. This is particularly true in the areas of financial fraud and Intellectual Property development, management and exploitation, including an increasing amount of “Green”, “Sustainable” and “New Energy” technology clients. His experience has been focused in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Counseling, Commercial Litigation (contracts and business torts), Litigation Avoidance Counseling, Bankruptcy/Receivership Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Financial Fraud Prevention, Investigation and Recovery, Professional Negligence (Accountant & Attorney Malpractice) Litigation, and General Business Counseling.

Mr. Fraioli not only has practiced law, but has also been a small business entrepreneur and a Member of the New York Stock Exchange. He believes his active business experience—both successes and failures—have made him a better business lawyer. Most recently, he has run a multi-hundred-million dollar business while serving as a federal court-appointed Receiver, and has served as a court-appointed Monitor over the same, worldwide enterprise.


  • Named one of L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers as published in Los Angeles Magazine for 2009 and 2010.

 Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation Avoidance
  • Fraud Prevention, Investigation and Recovery
  • General Business Counseling
  • Bankruptcy and Receivership Litigation
  • Professional Negligence and Attorney Malpractice Litigation

 Representative Clients Include:

  • Internet Brands (Nasdaq:INET)
  • Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS)
  • Applied Companies
  • First Bank of Delaware
  • Origin Oil (Nasdaq:OOIL.OB)
  • Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC)
  • RNC Genter Capital Management
  • Women’s Investment Network
  • John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
  • Fortris Financial
  • Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG)
  • Circuit City

 Past Employment:

  • Partner, Moldo Davidson Fraioli Seror & Sestanovich LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Principal, Several Small Business Ventures
  • Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York City, NY
  • Member, New York Stock Exchange, 1998 - 2005

Personal Bio:

Born in New York City, December 31, 1963

B.A., Georgetown University, Honors: cum laude, Major: Government

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1988

Bar admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • Member, Connecticut State Bar – Retired
  • Member, New York State Bar

Member, Attorney’s Professional Liability Bar Association

Member, Business Forums International