Patrick is interested in sustainable design and construction and how they can be achieved in a cost effective manner. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction), and is responsible for building the first high school in California to receive a LEED for Schools Silver certification. Patrick has spoken regularly at the California Charter School Association and National Charter School Association annual conferences. Prior to joining PCSD, Patrick was an attorney with Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP in Oakland, California, where he focused on corporate transactions and represented private companies and municipal entities. While at Wendel Rosen, he was nominated and elected to the Alameda County Bar Association's Board of Directors. Previously, Patrick was an attorney with a boutique Silicon Valley law firm counseling both high tech and emerging growth companies and venture capital investors. Patrick began his legal career in New York City with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in its Public Finance and Structured Finance Departments. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York.