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Patrick Dorsey is a litigator who represents clients before a range of state and federal courts and government agencies. His practice includes complex business litigation and investigations for financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, defense contractors, and other clients in regulated industries. Patrick has particular experience in national security and multi-jurisdiction matters: he has advised on issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Classified Information Procedures Act, and the anti-terrorism statutes.

Patrick joined the firm after serving as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Paul L. Friedman of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He previously practiced for several years at the DC office of another international firm. Before law school, Patrick worked at Lockheed Martin, where he did strategic planning and program evaluation for a counter-WMD agency of the Department of Defense.

During law school, Patrick interned at the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, led a pro bono Diplomacy Lab team for the Department of State, and was a member of Virginia Law's prosecution clinic. In this capacity, Patrick served at an Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney and first-chaired dozens of trials. Patrick was Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and President of the Student Legal Forum.



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2009, with High Distinction


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Paul L. Friedman