Rui Patrício joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2005. He's the coordinator of the criminal and compliance department. He is member of the Board of Directors of the firm since October 2008.
He's the one of the firm's most experienced lawyers in the area of litigation, having developed the area of compliance, criminal and misdemeanours litigation, as well as having extensive activity in the area of civil litigation.
His work in the criminal and misdemeanours area has been accompanied by an academic and lecturing career. Since 1994 and until 2006 he taught subjects in the areas of civil and criminal law at the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Between 2007 and 2013 he was an Invited Professor at the Law Faculty of Nova University – where he has returned in 2020.
Member of the Judiciary Superior Council between May 2009 and November 2011. Member of the Corruption Prevention Council from April 2017 up to January 2020. Rui Patrício is currently, among others, member of the OPCR's board (Observatório Português de Compliance e Regulatório) and, as of September 2019, member of the board of Fundação de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea–Coleção Berardo, by appointment of the Ministry of Culture.
Rui participates in seminars and conferences and lectures predominantly on criminal and misdemeanor legal themes in masters and postgraduate courses.
He collaborates with the media on matters related with justice. Author and co-author of law books and articles. Rui Patrício co-edited the Portuguese Bar's magazine in 2018 and 2019.
He co-coordinates Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles, established in 2016.