Overview

Patrick Butler is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before joining Kirkland, Patrick served as a law clerk to Judge James C. Dever III on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and Judge Michael B. Brennan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, University College Dublin, and the University of Notre Dame.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Note, “Saving Disgorgement from Itself: SEC Enforcement After Kokesh v. SEC,” 68 Duke L.J. 333, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Federalist Society

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022District of Columbia
  • 2020New York

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Education

  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2019

    Order of the Coif

    Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal

    President, Federalist Society

    Duke Bar Association Award for Outstanding Student Organization Leadership

  • University College DublinM.A., International RelationsFirst Class Honors2016

    Human Sciences Global Excellence Scholarship

    Member, UCD Men's Varsity Basketball

  • University of Notre DameB.A., History & Englishcum laude2015

    O'Hagan Award

    History Honors Program