Taft welcomes David H. Patrick as of counsel in the firm’s Environmental practice group.
Patrick’s practice focuses on matters where business activities meet with governmental regulations. He counsels clients in supply chain related matters with a focus on environmental, health and safety compliance matters, compliance with food and drug regulations, sustainability initiatives, and environmental considerations in commercial real estate and M&A transactions.
He has nearly 40 years of experience working in legal and non-legal roles in the consumer products industry. Over the course of his career, Patrick has developed extensive experience before local, state, and federal environmental and food regulatory agencies regarding permit drafting, negotiating and resolving compliance matters, and resolving commercial disputes.
Prior to joining Taft, Patrick’s practice consisted of supporting the manufacturing, engineering, transportation, quality, warehousing, and environmental sustainability functions with an emphasis on environmental, health and safety compliance, and EHS considerations of transactional work for a Fortune 50 manufacturing company. Prior to his legal career, he spent over 11 years in a global regulatory compliance position with a Fortune 50 global manufacturing company.
Patrick earned his juris doctor from Pace University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Sacred Heart University.