Chief Professional Officer
Patrick McMullen is an attorney with over a decade of experience as an investigator and litigator. Before joining Veretus, 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), and workplace misconduct (sexual harassment, employment discrimination). When Mr. McMullen left the House of Representatives, the Committee on Ethics recognized him as “integral to the Committee’s important work,” and for providing “fair and creative advice on difficult issues,” with “a dedication to uncovering the truth with care and impartiality.”
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.