Education
  • J.D.
    The George Washington University Law School
    cum laude
    2019
  • B.A.
    University of Minnesota
    2015
Languages
Arabic, Spanish

Mary Mikhaeel is an Associate in the International Department. She focuses her practice on international trade matters, including economic sanctions, export compliance, import compliance, and trade policy. Ms. Mikhaeel advises clients on issues related to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She has experience in developing compliance programs, conducting internal investigations and assisting clients with ruling requests.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mikhaeel worked at another DC law firm where she focused her practice on international trade and government contracts matters. Ms. Mikhaeel was a law clerk for the DOC's Office of the Inspector General and an intern for the DOC's International Trade Administration, Commercial Service.

While attending law school, Ms. Mikhaeel was president of the International Law Society and was dedicated to helping law students learn more about international law and meet practitioners in DC. She was an associate on The George Washington International Law Review.

Before attending law school, Ms. Mikhaeel focused on the intersection of business and human rights and worked for a human rights organization on a variety of human rights issues including assisting on a case regarding forced displacement before the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. Her other business and human rights experience include assisting in the development of a database focused on monitoring businesses' possible human rights violations in Latin America. Ms. Mikhaeel also interned for a human rights non-profit in Minneapolis. She is well versed in the international and national human rights obligations of private military security government contractors.

  • Law Clerk, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2017
  • Intern, International Trade Administration, Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2013 - 2014
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia