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Patrick Derocher is an associate in Arnold & Porter's Chicago office and a member of the firm's litigation group. He maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, in addition to a pro bono practice focusing on nonprofits and LGBTQ+ matters.

Mr. Derocher is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where they served as a senior executive editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and a political action co-chair for OUTLaw. At NYU, Mr. Derocher received the Thomas Stoddard Award for the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Prior to law school, Mr. Derocher worked as a political aide and management consultant for several years.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2021
  • B.A., International Political Economy, Fordham University, 2012, cum laude, in cursu honorum


  • Illinois