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J.D., University of Chicago, cum laude

B.S., Oberlin College


District of Columbia

New York

U.S. District Court: District of Columbia, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals: District of Columbia Circuit



Patrick A. Sheldon


(202) 204-8469

Patrick Sheldon joined the firm as an associate in 2010 and became a partner in 2014. 

Mr. Sheldon graduated from Oberlin College in 1997 and received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 2004.  While in law school, he was a student staff member of the MacArthur Justice Center, where he worked on prisoners’ rights and Guantánamo Bay detainee habeas litigation.

Following law school, Mr. Sheldon worked as an associate legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and was a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices.  While at Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Sheldon worked on commercial litigation, enforcement matters, and Anti-Terrorism Act litigation, and had an active pro bono practice focused on Guantánamo Bay detainee habeas litigation.