Pat Moore is Counsel at Hemenway & Barnes, LLP, where he concentrates his practice in business, administrative and appellate litigation, and provides counsel on a variety of election law related issues. He has been an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School since 2010, teaching courses in Conflict of Laws and Administrative Law.
From 2015 to 2017, Pat was 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 Deputy Counsel in the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under Governors Deval L. Patrick and 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 at Ropes and Gray, a period that included a fellowship in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. He clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.