Patrick T. Roath
Patrick Roath first joined Ropes & Gray in 2014 as an associate in the litigation and enforcement group. He rejoined Ropes & Gray in 2016 following a yearlong clerkship with Judge William J. Kayatta Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Patrick represents clients in complex civil matters at all stages of litigation and enforcement proceedings. He has experience advising clients on a wide variety of subject areas, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement matters, data privacy litigation, and insider trading investigations.
Patrick maintains an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on advancing voting rights. He is Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Common Cause Massachusetts. Before attending law school, Patrick served as an aide to former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and a Fulbright English teaching fellow in rural Malaysia.
- Represents investment advisers in SEC inquiries and enforcement actions.
- Represents multiple clients at various stages of active state and federal litigation, including before the Supreme Court.
- Represents clients in investigations brought by various state attorneys general.
- Appointed by United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to brief and argue a pro se case addressing novel federal statutory questions.
- Part of litigation team that successfully represented public company in appellate stage of securities class action.
- Part of litigation team that successfully represented Massachusetts voters suing state to compel compliance with federal voting rights statute, reaching settlement.
- Part of litigation team representing Massachusetts voters seeking to overturn Massachusetts twenty-day voter registration cutoff deadline.
- Pam Wilmot & Patrick Roath, “Time for Mass. to adopt automatic voter registration,” Op-Ed, The Patriot Ledger (Nov. 7, 2017)