Patrick practices in the areas of economic development, including public-private partnerships, infrastructure development, commercial transactions, banking, healthcare, and government regulation. He is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio. Patrick has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters involving public-private partnerships, banking and public financing, infrastructure development and construction, healthcare and insurance regulation. Prior to joining DBL Law, Patrick served as legal counsel to the Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, where he oversaw capital projects, property management, procurement and financial management. In 2011 and 2012 Patrick served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. As Chief Deputy, Patrick was responsible for daily operations, including criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions.
Patrick represented Macquarie Capital and First Solutions in connection with a $232 million public-private partnership fiber project to bring high-speed internet to all one hundred twenty counties of Kentucky. The offering, which was recognized as the 2015 Bond Buyer Deal of the Year, forged new territory in the P3 market with a first-of-its-kind approach to broadband connectivity on a statewide basis, and was the first non-transportation P3 to use a tax-exempt governmental purpose bond structure that achieved full risk transfer.
Patrick successfully defended Kentucky and Governor Steve Beshear’s successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion in 2013 (David Adams, et al. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 13-CI-423 and 13-CI-605).
Recently, Patrick Hughes was appointed to the Board of Northern Kentucky’s Life Learning Center. The Life Learning Center, a proud partner agency of the United Way, is a non-profit organization working with multiple community partners to take individuals who demonstrate commitment to stable employment and prepare them for careers through education, training, and life coaching. Patrick also serves on the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, the Board of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, a member of the Children, Inc. Capital Campaign Committee, and the Board of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.