Professional Biography
Patrick Basinski

Patrick Basinski Senior Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6619

    F +1.206.359.7619


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099


  • Austin

    T +1.737.256.6100

    F +1.737.256.6300


    405 Colorado St., Suite 1700

    Austin, TX 78701




Patrick Basinski is a trusted advisor to clients engaged in the acquisition, development, management, marketing, sale, and distribution of innovative technologies. He has extensive experience in matters involving cloud services, software, artificial intelligence (AI), clean tech, and Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.

Former inside counsel for Microsoft and Dell, Patrick brings an informed and practical business perspective to his representations. He has also served as outside counsel to established, multinational corporations and early stage businesses alike. As a result, he has honed his ability to structure and lead strategic technology, commercial, and intellectual property (IP) licensing transactions. Additionally, he is adept at providing targeted advice and counseling to businesses in connection with development, acquisition and disposition of software, hardware, cloud services, clean technology, and related professional services.

Patrick’s recent successes include advising and representing a multinational technology company in launching cutting-edge commercial generative AI-powered services, from development through customer agreement negotiations. He also structured and negotiated a long-term agreement for an innovative resiliency-as-a-service solution that will provide net-zero carbon, electrical backup power for a new data center in California, delivered through the largest renewable gas-fired microgrid in the state.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Technology Law, 2024

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Austin Technology Incubator, Clean Energy Incubator, Advisory Committee Member, 2005-2009
  • PeopleFund, Pro Bono Legal Advisor, 2001-2010

Community Involvement

  • PeopleFund Helping Hand Award for Volunteer Service, April 2007
  • The Museum of Flight, Technology Committee Member

Related Employment

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA, 2017-2021
  • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, 2012-2017
  • Dell Inc., Roundrock, TX, 2009-2012
  • Baker Botts LLP, Austin, TX, 2001-2009





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Texas


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2001, Texas Law Review
  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, M.P.A., 1994
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., History, 1989