University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Name Patrick, Deval L.
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Attorney
Race African-American
Gender M
Deval Patrick currently serves as Governor of Massachusetts, a post to which he was elected in 2006. He is Massachusetts's first African American Governor.

Patrick went to Harvard College, the first in his family to attend college. He received his degree, with honors, in 1978 and ... read more
Deval Patrick currently serves as Governor of Massachusetts, a post to which he was elected in 2006. He is Massachusetts's first African American Governor.

Patrick went to Harvard College, the first in his family to attend college. He received his degree, with honors, in 1978 and spent a post-graduate year working on a United Nations youth training project in the Darfur region of Sudan. He returned to Cambridge to attend Harvard Law School in the fall of 1979.

Following law school, Patrick served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt before joining the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 1986, he joined the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow and was named partner in 1990. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post. At the Justice Department, Patrick worked on a wide range of issues, including prosecution of hate crimes and abortion clinic violence, employment discrimination, and enforcement of fair lending laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Patrick returned to private practice in 1997 with the Boston firm of Day, Berry & Howard. That same year, he was appointed by a federal district court to serve as the first chairperson of Texaco's Equality and Fairness Task Force. Working with employees at all levels, Patrick and his Task Force examined and reformed Texaco’s complex corporate employment culture, and created a model for fostering an equitable workplace. Patrick was hired by Texaco in 1999 to serve as Vice President and General Counsel leading the company’s global legal affairs.

In 2001, Patrick joined The Coca-Cola Company as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He was elected to the additional role of Corporate Secretary in 2002, and served as part of the company’s senior leadership team as a member of the Executive Committee.
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Case(s) DR-CA-0001 : Ridgeway v. TW Services/Denny's, U.S. v. TW Services, and
EE-AL-0094 : United States v. Alabama State Docks Department
EE-AR-0059 : United States v. Arkansas
EE-CA-0285 : United States of America v. Regents of the University of California
EE-FL-0132 : United States v. Ormond Beach
EE-KS-0024 : United States v. Kansas Department of Corrections
EE-LA-0101 : United States v. City of Slidell
EE-MI-0186 : United States v. City of Pontiac
EE-NC-0134 : United States of America v. State of North Carolina
EE-NY-0197 : United States of America v. New York City Board of Education
EE-NY-0201 : United States v. New York Transit Authority
EE-OH-0090 : United States v. Steubenville
EE-TN-0134 : United States v. Maury County
EE-TN-0135 : United States v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
EE-TX-0439 : United States v. Beaumont Housing Authority
FH-CA-0001 : United States v. Long Beach Mortgage Company
FH-DC-0001 : U.S. v. Chevy Chase Federal Savings Bank
FH-FL-0004 : Massaro v. Mainlands Section 1 and 2 Civic Ass'n, Inc.
FH-NY-0003 : United States v. Fleet Mortgage Corp.
FH-OH-0001 : United States v. Huntington Mortgage Company
FH-SD-0001 : United States v. First National Bank of Gordon
FH-WI-0001 : U.S. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
ID-CA-0002 : CRIPA Investigation, San Jose (CA)
ID-CT-0005 : U.S. v. Connecticut
ID-FL-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Landmark Learning Center, Opa-Locka (FL)
ID-LA-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Pineville (LA)
ID-LA-0002 : CRIPA Investigation, Hammond (LA)
ID-PA-0004 : Nelson v. Snider
ID-PA-0006 : U.S. v. Pennsylvania
ID-PA-0007 : U.S. v. Pennsylvania
ID-SC-0001 : DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the Whitten Center in Clinton (SC)
ID-TN-0001 : People First of Tenn. v. Arlington Developmental Center
ID-TN-0002 : People First of Tenn. v. Clover Bottom Devel. Center
ID-TN-0003 : U.S. v. Tennessee
ID-TN-0004 : U.S. v. Tennessee
ID-VA-0002 : U.S. v. Virginia
ID-WI-0001 : U.S. v. Wisconsin
JC-AL-0007 : Rooks & U.S. v. Herring
JC-AZ-0001 : United States v. Gila County
JC-CA-0004 : U.S. v. San Diego
JC-CA-0005 : United States v. County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Sheriff [USDOJ CRIPA Case]
JC-GA-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Turner County (GA)
JC-GA-0002 : United States v. Terrell County (GA)
JC-GA-0003 : U.S. v. Columbus Consolidated City/County Government (Muscogee County)
JC-GA-0004 : CRIPA Investigation, Mitchell County (GA)
JC-GA-0005 : CRIPA Investigation, Marion County (GA)
JC-GA-0006 : CRIPA Investigation, Lee County (GA)
JC-GA-0007 : CRIPA Investigation, Harris County (GA)
JC-GA-0008 : CRIPA Investigation, Calhoun County (GA)
JC-GA-0009 : CRIPA Investigation, Coffee County (GA)
JC-GA-0010 : U.S. v. Clay County
JC-GA-0011 : U.S. v. Dooly County
JC-MD-0002 : CRIPA Investigation, Washington County (MD)
JC-MS-0006 : Rainer & U.S. v. Jones
JC-MS-0007 : U.S. v. Alcorn County
JC-MS-0008 : U.S. v. Corinth City
JC-MS-0009 : U.S. v. Forest City
JC-MS-0010 : U.S. v. Forrest County
JC-MS-0011 : U.S. v. Grenada City
JC-MS-0012 : U.S. v. Grenada County
JC-MS-0013 : U.S. v. Harrison County
JC-MS-0014 : U.S. v. Neshoba County
JC-MS-0015 : U.S. v. Scott County
JC-MS-0016 : U.S. v. Sunflower County
JC-MS-0017 : U.S. v. Tupelo City
JC-NJ-0002 : CRIPA Investigation, Mercer County (NJ)
JC-NY-0003 : CRIPA Investigation, Onondaga County (NY)
JC-OK-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Tulsa County (OK)
JC-VA-0001 : DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the Norfolk City Jail (VA)
JC-VA-0002 : In re DOJ Investigation, of the Chesapeake, VA City Jail pursuant to CRIPA
JC-VA-0003 : In re DOJ Investigation, of the Hampton (VA) City Jail pursuant to CRIPA
JC-VA-0004 : In re DOJ Investigation, of the Virginia Beach (VA) Jail pursuant to CRIPA
JC-VA-0005 : In re DOJ Investigation, of the Newport News (VA) Jail pursuant to CRIPA
JI-KY-0004 : U.S. v. Kentucky
JI-LA-0001 : United States v. Louisiana
JI-MI-0002 : In Re: County of Wayne
JI-PR-0003 : Santana v. Collazo
JI-PR-0004 : United States v. Puerto Rico
JI-VA-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Powhatan (VA)
MH-AL-0001 : Wyatt v. Stickney
MH-FL-0001 : Johnson & U.S. v. Florida
MH-TN-0001 : U.S. v. Tennessee
MH-VA-0001 : United States v. Virginia
MH-VA-0002 : U.S. v. Virginia
NH-DC-0001 : U.S. v. District of Columbia
NH-NJ-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Paramus (NJ)
NH-PA-0002 : U.S. v. City of Philadelphia
NH-TN-0001 : CRIPA Investigation, Chattanooga (TN)
PC-AL-0006 : 1994-2002 CRIPA Investigation, Julia Tutwiler Prison, Wetumpka (AL)
PC-AL-0007 : CRIPA Investigation, Clio (AL)
PC-AL-0034 : U.S. v. Alabama
PC-AZ-0002 : United States v. State of Arizona
PC-LA-0006 : Williams & U.S. v. Lynn
PC-MD-0001 : Amos v. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
PC-MD-0002 : CRIPA Investigation, Baltimore (MD)
PC-MI-0009 : United States v. Michigan
PC-MT-0003 : U.S. v. Montana
PC-OK-0001 : Battle v. Anderson
PC-TX-0003 : Ruiz v. Estelle
PH-RI-0001 : Project B.A.S.I.C. v. Kemp
PN-PA-0003 : U.S. v. City of Pittsburgh
SD-AL-0004 : Knight v. Alabama
SD-AL-0023 : Lee and United States of America v. Macon County School Board (M.D. Ala. cases)
VR-IL-0042 : ACORN v. Edgar

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