Patrick G. Martin

Senior Vice President , Federal Public Affairs

Chicago, IL

+1 312 849 8105


Patrick is a senior vice president in the federal public affairs group at McGuireWoods Consulting. Patrick works out of the firm’s Washington D.C. and Chicago offices, and focuses his practice on government relations and public advocacy.  He represents clients before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and state and local governments. 

Patrick has spent nearly a decade working with former Indiana governor and United States Senator Evan Bayh, both as an aide in his U.S. Senate office and then as his senior advisor at McGuireWoods. Prior to working for Senator Bayh and McGuireWoods, he served as a special assistant to the Director at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2009, Patrick was one of only 100 interns chosen to work at the White House during the first summer of the Obama Administration.

Patrick is a native of the Chicago suburbs and a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he earned his bachelor’s degree in international, resource, and consumer economics.  He and his wife Caitlin reside in Chicago, IL with their daughter Lucy and are parishioners at St. Clement in Lincoln Park.


Managed a $12 million national advocacy campaign on behalf of the nuclear energy industry, and managed a smaller state wide campaign for a Fortune 150 energy company;

Represented medical device companies before Congress and the Obama Administration which helped result in the suspension of the medical device excise tax for two years under H.R. 2029;

Assisted a Midwestern public health system with regulatory barriers and legislative monitoring;

Developed analysis for a Fortune 50 health insurance company on issues relating to the Affordable Care Act;

Represented a major professional sports franchise before Congress and the Administration; and

Helped a national private college and university system with congressional relations and business development opportunities.


Member, University of Illinois Alumni Association


Coalition Development

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Intergovernmental Organizations and Association

Local Government Relations

Regulatory Solutions

Stakeholder Engagement

Strategic Positioning