Pat Moore concentrates his practice in business, administrative, and appellate litigation. He counsels clients on a variety of election law, ballot initiative, and campaign finance issues. He also provides guidance on the impact of legislation, regulation, and sub-regulatory initiatives at all levels of government.
Pat has litigated at each level of the Massachusetts court system and in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. He is a strong advocate before a variety of federal and state regulatory agencies, including boards of professional licensure.
Before joining Hemenway & Barnes, Pat was an Associate Counsel and Advisor for Presidential Personnel at the White House in the administration of President Barack Obama. There, he vetted prospective Presidential nominees for executive, judicial, and independent agency positions; advised White House officials on Congressional oversight; evaluated clemency petitions; and analyzed innumerable legal issues inherent in the administration of the federal government.
In addition, Pat was a Deputy Counsel in the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under Governor Deval L. Patrick and Governor Charles D. Baker. Among other responsibilities, Pat analyzed and provided actionable advice on the many constitutional, legislative, and regulatory issues that affect (or can be affected by) the Office of the Governor.
At the outset of his legal career, Pat practiced for several years at a large Boston firm, a period that included a fellowship in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
“Effective advocacy begins with a full understanding of a client’s interests and objectives. On that foundation, a thoughtful, persuasive approach – consistent with the client’s broader persona – can be custom built for the circumstances."