Managing Director and General Counsel

Patrick has been with Privateer since 2013, and currently serves as Managing Director and General Counsel, where he oversees a growing legal department.  His team is responsible for all of the Privateer portfolio’s legal and compliance matters, including support for strategic business initiatives, negotiating and drafting complex commercial transactions, and intellectual property management.

Prior to joining Privateer, Patrick spent over 15 years in law enforcement, including more than 10 years as a highly-decorated criminal investigator and supervisor for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  Patrick was the first DEA official to leave for a position in the cannabis industry.  During his time with the DEA, Patrick focused on complex criminal conspiracies involving large-scale drug trafficking organizations, and was responsible for overseeing a multi-agency task force.

Canisius College: BA
University of Connecticut School of Law: JD