Patrick Moore

M. Patrick Moore Jr.

Counsel

  • 617-557-9715
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

M. Patrick Moore Jr.

Counsel

  • 617-557-9715
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

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. 

Representative Clients

  • With the Attorney General’s Office, successfully represented the Governor of the Commonwealth in a Supreme Judicial Court matter brought by a former judicial nominee.
  • Member of litigation team that successfully defended a $2.2 billion merger in Delaware Chancery Court.
  • Drafted an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, former Solicitor General Drew Days III, and other former Justice Department officials in support of the Voting Rights Act. 

Activities and Publications

  • Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association's Government Lawyers Forum.
  • Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School, teaching Administrative Law. From 2010 through 2014, Pat taught Conflict of Laws, also at Boston College Law School. 
  • Author of “Regulations & Rulemaking,” a chapter in a 2015 Massachusetts administrative law treatise entitled LexisNexis Massachusetts Administrative Law Manual.

Patrick Moore’s Comment on Litigation and Administrative Law

“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."

Patrick Moore
X
Disclaimer

Communications Policy for Hemenway & Barnes

Thank you for your interest in Hemenway & Barnes, but merely communicating with Hemenway & Barnes LLP or a Hemenway & Barnes lawyer or employee will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Such a relationship will not arise unless and until the firm agrees with you in writing to handle a particular matter. Unless and until this has occurred, you should not convey to us any information you regard as personal or confidential, because any such information will not be treated by us as confidential or subject to any confidentiality requirements.

Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to request information. We use this contact information to send users information about our firm and their selected areas of interest. We may not be able to respond to your request for a variety of reasons, but appreciate your interest in our firm.