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S2C Pacific LLC
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We founded S2C Pacific shortly after leaving careers in law and politics in Washington, DC. We aim to take the many lessons we learned on Capitol Hill, in respected law firms, and with ambitious think tanks and put them to use for people engaged in visionary work in California, across the country, and around the world.
We are political pragmatists, technology optimists, and environmental modernists. We think that economic, energy, and security priorities can be met in balance with environmental goals, and that technology and innovation can solve any problem, but only when properly aligned with practical policies and consistent regulatory frameworks.
Patrick is a partner and co-founder of S2C Pacific, a California-based policy consulting firm specializing in energy, environmental, technology, and infrastructure issues. For more than 10 years, Patrick has worked at the intersection of energy and environmental law and policy as an attorney and public policy professional with two Washington, DC, law firms and, most recently, as Senior Energy Counsel to the Committee on Energy & Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives.
From helping clients develop sophisticated advocacy campaigns to briefing Members of Congress on the evolving market and technology dynamics impacting today’s energy landscape, Patrick’s experience in both the public and private sectors has provided him with a unique perspective on how to understand and approach difficult policy and regulatory challenges and craft durable solutions.
In his position as Senior Energy Counsel to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Patrick was responsible for providing legal, policy, and regulatory advice to Members of Congress and their staff on a range of pressing domestic and international energy issues, including generation and infrastructure challenges, market dynamics, climate and clean air issues, advanced grid technologies, cybersecurity, and energy efficiency. During his tenure with the Committee, Patrick penned seven bills that were signed into law, including playing an instrumental role in the passage of the Energy Subtitle to the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (a.k.a., the 2015 Highway Bill).
Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill, Patrick was an attorney at the law firm of Hunton & Williams, where his energy policy and government affairs practice focused on a broad range of energy and environmental issues for electric utilities, energy companies, and heavy manufacturers, among others. While at Hunton, Patrick played a leading role in the development of the firm’s Working Group of Commercial Energy Firms — a diverse group of energy producers, marketers, and utilities with issues before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He also served as the lead policy advocate for the Gas Processors Association — a national trade group representing the interests of the midstream natural gas sector.
Patrick first cut his teeth in the energy sector as an attorney at Van Ness Feldman, where his regulatory practice focused on representing electric utilities and natural gas companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also taught energy law and policy as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America School of Law and served as Chair of the Energy Bar Association’s Legislative Committee.
Patrick received his Juris Doctor from Catholic University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Gettysburg College. Originally from Maryland, Patrick moved to Los Angeles in 2016, where he lives with his wife and 2-year old son. He enjoys crafting creative home fitness routines to avoid gym fees, hailing to the Redskins, and is very slowly working up the courage to learn how to surf.