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BOSTON – Today, December 20, Massachusetts Attorney General-Elect Andrea J. Campbell announced that Pat Moore will be appointed to be the First Assistant Attorney General, responsible for helping to manage the legal work of the office and ensuring that the Attorney General is able to serve and protect the people of Massachusetts.
“I first met Pat when we worked together as attorneys for Governor Deval Patrick. He was and continues to be an exceptional lawyer with a deep sense of public service, integrity, morality, and humility, and will be a thoughtful, effective and innovative first assistant as the office works to protect our residents and the Commonwealth,” said Attorney General-Elect Andrea J. Campbell.
“I’m elated to be joining the Attorney General-Elect’s team and to work with the incredible talent in the Attorney General’s Office to make the Commonwealth a better and fairer place to live and work. Together, we will build upon the Office’s tradition of excellence,” said Pat Moore.
Moore comes to AG-Elect Campbell’s office with considerable government and public law experience. He currently is co-chair of the Government & Election Law Group and a partner in the Litigation Group at Hemenway & Barnes, LLP, where he represents public entities and municipalities, as well as public officials and candidates for office at all levels of government. Moore also teaches State Constitutional Law at Boston College Law School.
Before joining Hemenway & Barnes, Moore was an Associate Counsel and Advisor for Presidential Personnel at the White House in the administration of President Barack Obama. He also has served as Deputy Counsel to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under Governor Deval L. Patrick and Governor Charles D. Baker.
“Pat is one of the most talented lawyers and effective partners with whom I’ve ever worked. I know from experience that he will bring excellent counsel, thoughtfulness, and sound judgment to the Attorney General’s Office. He will be practical and principled on issues big and small,” said Dana Remus, former White House Counsel for President Joseph R. Biden and General Counsel to the Biden for President Campaign, where Moore was Deputy General Counsel.
“Pat will be a terrific First Assistant. He has just the right experience, disposition, and passion for public service,” said Kate Cook, current First Assistant Attorney General, and former Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Deval L. Patrick, for whom Moore worked as a Deputy Counsel.
At the start of his legal career, Moore practiced for several years at Ropes & Gray LLP, a period that included a fellowship in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; and he completed a fellowship with the Honorable Dennis Saylor IV of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Moore has also been an integral member of AG-Elect Campbell’s transition team, working with AG-Elect Campbell’s Ready on Day One Committee and Hiring Committee to prepare the AG-Elect and her team to take office on January 18, 2023.
Anyone who has interest in joining AG-Elect Campbell and Moore in the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) has been encouraged to fill out the following interest form.