Patrick Daugherty represents clients in all phases of civil and administrative litigation and has counseled companies facing inquiries from a variety of government agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Patrick has prepared client witnesses, ranging from front-line employees to CEOs, to give depositions and testimony. He has managed discovery in complex cases and streamlined document review using predictive coding.
Patrick has also assisted clients conducting internal investigations and audits. In addition, he's assisted established power marketers and natural gas traders in conducting internal audits to ensure compliance with FERC rules and regulations, including the prohibition on market manipulation. Patrick also helps smaller companies in drafting and implementing their first FERC compliance programs.
Patrick previously served as a prosecutor in the White Collar Fraud unit of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, where he successfully tried more than a dozen jury trials. He also prepared successful appellate briefs defending convictions and other trial court decisions.
Patrick’s pro bono clients have included foster parents in contested adoption proceedings, veterans seeking reasonable accommodations for their service animals, and a non-profit focused on providing educational opportunities in American Indian communities.
At the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Patrick was a Webster Society Scholar and an associate editor on the Journal of Law and Policy.
Washington University School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
Energy Bar Association
American Bar Association
Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri
Assistant Circuit Attorney (Prosecutor), 2010-2013
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois
Summer Law Clerk, 2005
Press Assistant, Office of Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), 2001-2003