Patrick Donnelly has been the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for SIRIUS since May 1998, managing all of the Company's legal and governmental affairs.
From August 1999 to April 2001, Donnelly also served as the acting Chief Financial Officer at SIRIUS, a position in which he completed six financings for the company yielding $800 million in gross proceeds.
Donnelly has broad experience in corporate finance activity and management, having worked for 10 years as an in-house counsel and as a practicing attorney.
Prior to joining SIRIUS, Donnelly was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of ITT Corporation, the diversified hotel, gaming and entertainment company that was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Donnelly was instrumental in ITT's defense of Hilton Hotel's hostile takeover, including ITT's sale of Madison Square Garden and the company's ultimate sale to Starwood. He also managed day-to-day activities of the legal staff and served as a liaison to the legal departments of ITT's subsidiary enterprises.
Donnelly began his career as an associate at the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, specializing in merger and acquisitions and securities matters.
Donnelly received a J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. At Cornell, he served as an editor of the Cornell Law Review and received the Order of the Coif. He also received the American Jurisprudence Award in Debtor and Creditor Law.
Previously, he was awarded his A.B. magna cum laude from Lafayette College in 1984 and won the Wall Street Journal Prize.