Patrick joined CLC in April 2020, and now directs CLC’s work with state and local stakeholders and policymakers to advance innovative policies designed to decrease the influence of money in the political process.
Prior to joining CLC, Patrick worked as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where his practice focused on government transparency and he represented non-profits, journalists, and researchers at all levels of federal court, and as a staff attorney/teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, where he supervised law students on voting rights, workers' rights, and other civil rights matters in state and federal courts. Previously, Patrick clerked for the Honorable Dorothy Wright Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable John T. Nixon of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013, where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the General Board for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. In the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Patrick worked for two years as a student attorney representing tenants in Boston Housing Court. Patrick graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Auburn University in 2010, with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. He also earned an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center in 2017.