Patricia Wu

Vice President and
Managing Director

pwu@crowell.com

Patricia Wu is the vice president and managing director at C&M International, a global government affairs and public policy firm based in Washington, D.C. C&M International is an affiliate of Crowell & Moring, a law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Brussels, and London. Patricia advises multinationals and their trade associations in using international policy tools to support their corporate strategic priorities. She works with clients in consumer goods and food, retail, publishing, life sciences, and medical technology sectors.

Prior to joining C&M International, Patricia held a number of positions in the private sector. At The Estée Lauder Companies, the world’s premier prestige beauty company, Patricia launched award-winning products in over 140 markets around the world under the Clinique and Estée Lauder brands. She also launched several global digital and social media marketing programs, many of which were the first of their kind in the industry. Patricia was also with the investment bank of J.P. Morgan in their Global Financial Institutions and Governments group.

Patricia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she co-authored several published case studies focused on business strategy as it relates to government. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University, with a bachelor of arts in international relations and Asian studies. She also holds a degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and studied at Peking University. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French.

Patricia is a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, serves on the board of The Washington Ballet, is an officer (and former board member) of Women in International Trade and was recognized by Washington Life Magazine as a “Mover and Shaker 40 and Under”.

Education

Harvard Business School, M.B.A.

Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), PISPS

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Lasting Impacts of COVID-19: Regulatory Convergence and Best Practices in Life Sciences Regulation,” 11th Meeting of the APEC Alliance for Supply Chain Connectivity, Virtual (October 29, 2020). Panelist: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Developing a New Strategic Plan for Life Sciences Innovation in the Asia Pacific: Accelerating Regulatory Convergence in the Asia Pacific in the Next Decade,” 18th APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum Policy Dialogue, Virtual (September 17, 2020). Presider: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Medical Supply Chains: Questions Companies are Asking and Evolving Government Actions in the Aftermath of COVID-19,” Crowell & Moring International Webinar (June 24, 2020). Presenters: Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Patricia L. Wu, John Fuson, James G. Flood, Himamauli Das, and Joshua Boswell.
  • “Global Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Outlook,” National Association of District Export Councils Annual Export Conference, Washington, DC (May 21, 2019). Speaker: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Patient-Centric Ethics and Industry Compliance,” International Pharmaceutical Innovation Forum, Beijing (March 26, 2019). Moderator: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century,” Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. (November 9, 2018). Presider: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Project DARE (Data Analytics Raising Employment),” Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop, Hong Kong, China (October 7-8, 2018). Moderator and Speaker: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Responsible Sourcing: Sustainability and Compliance in Complex Supply Chains,” Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2018). Presider: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Ethics and Compliance: Our DNA When Doing Business,” First Latin American Week of Bio Pharmaceutical Innovation, Mexico City (February 7, 2018). Speaker: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Digital Trade,” CompTIA and Women in International Trade, Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2017). Moderator: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Making the Business Case to Companies,” APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Implementation Workshop: From Vision to Action, Lima, Peru (August 17-18, 2016). Moderator: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Best Practice Examples,” APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Implementation Workshop: From Vision to Action, Lima, Peru (August 17-18, 2016). Moderator: Patricia L. Wu.
  • “Views on Business Ethics from the Philippines,” APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum Plenary Session, Manila, Philippines (August 19-20, 2015). Moderator: Patricia L. Wu.


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Practice Areas

PRACTICE AREAS

C&M International
International Trade
Product Risk Management
Regulatory & Policy
Latin America Practice
Digital Transformation
Government Affairs

PRACTICE AREAS

C&M International
International Trade
Product Risk Management
Regulatory & Policy
Latin America Practice
Digital Transformation
Government Affairs