Pat Hughes
Faegre Drinker

Pat Hughes served as a member of the Board and then Board Chair of Chicago Debates for eight years, over a time of growth and transition. His commitment to Chicago Debates is rooted in his four years debating at Loyola Academy, an experience he believes should be available to all students.

Pat is a partner at Faegre Drinker, where he leads the insurance team’s regulatory and government affairs practice. He is a strategic advisor, public policy advocate, and regulatory attorney serving the insurance industry. Pat is a former senior insurance regulator and state government attorney in Illinois, having served as chief legal counsel to the Office of the Governor, general counsel to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and special deputy receiver and CEO with the Office of the Special Deputy.