Mary Mikhaeel is a Senior Associate in the International department. She focuses her practice on international trade matters and business and human rights. She has experience in developing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments, counseling clients on customs enforcement matters and communicating with U.S. Customs and Border protection (CBP) on behalf of clients, and counseling clients on a broad range of business and human rights- related issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mikhaeel worked at an Am Law 100 firm on international trade and government contracts matters. Ms. Mikhaeel was also previously a law clerk for the Department of Commerce'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 a member of The George Washington International Law Review, and contributed to the annual publication of several chapters, including the Human Rights chapter, of Guide to International Legal Research, by the George Washington University Law School.
Before attending law school, Ms. Mikhaeel worked for a human rights organization, where her work focused on the intersection of business and human rights. Ms. Mikhaeel also worked for the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Program on a variety of human rights issues including a forced displacement case before the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. Ms. Mikhaeel also worked as part of a team of researchers on the development of the first database focused on monitoring businesses' possible human rights violations in Latin America, and previously interned for an international non-profit organization in Minneapolis holding Special Consultative Status at the United Nations.
- 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
- District of Columbia