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It's all about strategic thinking

Patrick's entrepreneurial career covers the gamut of strategic and corporate communications. Currently leading external communications for an AmLaw 200 law firm in southern California, he previously served as a senior strategic communications official in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Commerce Department. There he was the Chief Communications Officer of a $4.3-billion, fully fee-funded agency. Patrick also served as the vice president of communications and senior fellow for a free-market think tank, and co-founded as its CEO an influential trade association. 


For a decade he prowled the halls of the U.S. Capitol and the White House as an investigative reporter, earning nine journalism awards, and began his career on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Senator Harry M. Reid (D-NV).


Patrick has been interviewed frequently by numerous media outlets including CNN, CNBC, NPR, C-SPAN, Fox News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He has been a keynote and panelist at numerous high-proffile conferences including the Consumer Electronics Show and South by Southwest.


He has also applied his experience in leadership and strategic communications to the public good, including service on the Board of Directors of Free to Thrive, a nonprofit that provides free legal services and other support to survivors of human trafficking. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.

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