Patrick De Klotz

Patrick De Klotz

As a business attorney in Portland, Patrick assists clients by advising them on regulatory compliance, securities issues, entity formation, contract drafting and review, FOIA issues, and other general business needs.

Practice Areas

  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Business Practices and Formation
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Fundraising and Securities


Through his years of service with the Office of Information Policy of the United States Department of Justice, Patrick became proficient at analyzing and translating rules and other requirements into plain language in order to help guide government agencies, attorneys, and the general public. His prior experience includes providing guidance to government attorneys on how to apply the Freedom of Information Act, leading the review of agencies’ annual reporting, and managing a number of complex projects. He has assisted numerous clients in forming their business entities, complying with applicable securities laws, and otherwise serving their business needs, and he also assists nonprofit entities at any stage.

Patrick lives in Lake Oswego with his wife Shea, daughter Jill, and beagle Fledge. He enjoys reading history books and hiking.

  • Presenter, Refresher Training for Annual FOIA Report DOJ Components, Washington, DC (October 2012 )
  • Presenter, FOIA Law and Procedures for US Attorneys, US Attorney’s Office for California, Los Angeles (September 2012)
  • Presenter, Specialized Training for CIA Annual FOIA Reports, CIA Facility, Herndon, VA (June 2012)
  • Presenter, FOIA for Attorneys and Access Professionals Exemption 5, National Housing Center, Washington, DC (May 2012)
  • Presenter, FOIA for Attorneys and Access Professionals Exemptions 2 and 7, National Housing Center, Washington, DC (May 2011)
  • Presenter, Refresher Training for Annual FOIA Report for Federal Government Employees, Washington, DC (October 2010)

  • Oregon State Courts
  • The George Washington University Law School – J.D., 2009
  • Gonzaga University – B.A. Political Science and History, magna cum laude, 2006

Main Line: 503.802.5533
Locations: Portland | Seattle | Vancouver