Mayte Fedowitz is a member of our International Public Policy Practice and previously served as a Congressional Affairs Advisor and Liaison at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington DC. As a public policy advisor, she assists sovereign governments in understanding US government policies. Her experience in the private and public sector enables her to strategically guide clients in the public policy arena to leverage their relationships and advocate policy objectives.
As Congressional Affairs Liaison, Mayte conducted political analyses and expanded a strategic intelligence database system on key legislative issues. Working regularly with Members of Congress and staff, she created a political mapping intelligence system on states and congressional districts.
Prior to working at the Mexican Embassy, Mayte also spent time at the Mexican Federal Government’s Institute of Intellectual Property, where she served as an industrial and intellectual property lawyer for the Division of Negotiation and International Legislation. In that role, she drafted sections of international agreements, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Treaty and the Free Trade Area of the Americas. She also drafted advisory recommendations for the public and private sector regarding Mexican intellectual property laws, in addition to creating a compendium of international agreements and commercial treaties.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Mayte received her J.D. at the University of Guadalajara, where she was awarded the Mariano Otero Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She earned her Master of Intellectual Property from the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City, Mexico) and her Master of Public Administration from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York).