Jagir Patel

Phillips & Cohen associate Jagir Patel uses his expertise in government programs and securities law on behalf of Phillips & Cohen’s whistleblower clients.

Jagir Patel, an associate with Phillips & Cohen, works on whistleblower cases involving the False Claims Act and financial frauds before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Patel comes to Phillips & Cohen from the White House Office of Management and Budget where he was responsible for administering major executive branch programs, advising on significant policy and appropriations decisions, and drafting and implementing complex Federal regulations, including those involving program integrity and financial oversight of Federal programs and civil rights in educational settings.

Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Patel served as a policy analyst, policy advisor, and Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education where he provided counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and the Under Secretary on a range of education matters, including early education, special education, and higher education issues.

Mr. Patel received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Blume Public Interest Scholar and served as the Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure for the Georgetown Law Journal.  He holds a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and serves on the Board of Directors for the D.C. LGBTQ+ Bar Association and the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Patel also is an adjunct professor at Howard University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and administrative law.

Mr. Patel is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia.


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