Pat Moore concentrates his practice in complex business, administrative, land use, and appellate litigation. A former attorney in the White House and Massachusetts Governor’s Office, Pat is an experienced advocate and counselor on sensitive issues of public importance.
Pat has represented state agencies and those challenging laws, regulations, and government action. In addition, he counsels public officials, candidates for office, and non-profit entities on ethics, election law, campaign finance issues and Massachusetts ballot initiatives.
Pat has litigated at each level of the Massachusetts court system and in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. Pat also represents clients before regulatory agencies and professional licensure boards.
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; evaluated clemency petitions; addressed Congressional oversight requests; and analyzed innumerable legal issues inherent in the administration of the federal government.
Prior to the White House, 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. In that capacity, Pat provided counsel 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 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."