- J.D.The George Washington University Law Schoolcum laude2019
- B.A.University of Minnesota2015
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 interned for a human rights non-profit in Minneapolis, where she was involved in the development of a database focused on monitoring businesses' possible human rights violations in Latin America. She is also 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
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