As the principal of Will Fitzpatrick PC, Will is sought out by high net worth individuals, family offices and foundations who wish to integrate their for-profit activities and their philanthropy. He currently supports several of Pam and Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropic endeavors around the world.
In 2005, Will was instrumental in conceiving and implementing Omidyar Network’s novel legal structure. Comprised of both a private foundation and a for-profit entity, Omidyar Network functions with an integrated governance structure, a singular mission, and one staff. In addition, Will oversaw the establishment of Omidyar Network’s international offices. Will also serves as general counsel, secretary and a founding board member of First Look Media, Pierre Omidyar’s reimagined approach to journalism for the digital age that combines the promise of technological innovation with the power of fearless reporting.
Will has a strong background as a technology and business lawyer who is committed to innovative social change. His experience is rooted in years as both an in-house counsel and running independent law practices for diverse technology firms, including Google, Electronic Arts, and Opsware, among others.
Will began his career as a clerk for Judge Myron Thompson of the U.S. District Court in Alabama, and worked for Bryan Stevenson at the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit providing post-conviction legal assistance to death row inmates and working on issues around race and poverty. Will earned his JD from Columbia University and graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in American history and literature.