Patrick spearheads the firm’s government relations and public advocacy efforts in the Midwest. Patrick represents clients before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and state and local governments. He works out of the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Patrick spent seven years at McGuireWoods Consulting, where he rose to become the youngest senior vice president in the company’s history. Patrick has spent nearly a decade working with former Indiana governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, both as an aide in his U.S. Senate office and then as his senior adviser in the private sector. Before working with Senator Bayh, he served as a special assistant to the director at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he helped manage public affairs around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In 2009, Patrick was one of only 100 interns chosen to work at the White House during the first summer of the Obama administration.
Patrick earned his undergraduate degree in international, resource, and consumer economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.