Patrick T. Roath


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2014; Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize; James Kent Scholar; editor-in-chief, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • BA, magna cum laude, Tufts University, 2009


  • Massachusetts, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017
  • Honorable William J. Kayatta Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2015 - 2016)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Common Cause Massachusetts
  • Innbassador, Pine Street Inn
  • Member, Board of Directors, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

Patrick T. Roath


Patrick Roath joined Ropes & Gray in 2014 as an associate in the litigation department. From 2015 to 2016, he served as a law clerk to 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, including drafting dispositive motions, managing all aspects of discovery, preparing for trial, and pursuing appeal. He has experience with a wide range of subject matter, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement matters, data privacy litigation, and insider trading matters.

Patrick maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on promoting the rights of voters and protecting the rights of homeless individuals. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Common Cause Massachusetts.

Prior to law school, Patrick served as an aide to former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and a Fulbright English teaching fellow in rural Malaysia.