Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
Northwestern University, Ph.D., Communications
University of Mary Washington, B.A., Political Science

Bar Admission

Washington, D.C.
Maryland (inactive)

Patrick McMullen



Patrick McMullen is an attorney with over a decade of experience as an investigator and litigator. Before joining Sparacino PLLC, Mr. McMullen was the Director of Investigations for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. In six years with the Committee on Ethics, Mr. McMullen led and conducted sensitive investigations of dozens of Members of Congress, in matters involving allegations of public corruption (bribery, misuse of official resources), financial crimes (fraud, insider trading), improper disclosures, and workplace misconduct (sexual harassment, employment discrimination).

Previously, Mr. McMullen spent six years at a global law firm. At the firm, he was active in the White Collar and Financial Services Litigation practice groups, and specialized in internal investigations and ERISA and products liability litigation. Prior to law school, Mr. McMullen received a PhD in Communications from Northwestern University, writing his dissertation on the use and effectiveness of psychological interrogation tactics. Mr. McMullen received his law degree from Northwestern University, and graduated Order of the Coif.