Mary Pat Dwyer

Associate

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Mary Pat Dwyer advises clients through government investigations, enforcement actions, and regulatory matters.  Mary Pat has significant experience counseling clients through internal investigations and criminal and civil inquiries from federal regulators.  She regularly assists clients with obtaining clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for cross-border transactions.   Mary Pat also counsels clients on compliance with international trade laws, including economic sanctions, tariffs, anti-money laundering laws, and export controls.

Mary Pat maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration law and policy.  Her recent pro bono work includes obtaining asylum for an unaccompanied child and securing repatriation for a wrongfully deported permanent resident.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Mary Pat was a law clerk for the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable Graham C. Mullen, III of the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duke University, J.D., summa cum laude; Order of the Coif, 2014
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 2011

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • Honorable Graham C. Mullen, III, US District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • Honorable Stanley Marcus, US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Alerts and Publications

United States Lifts Sanctions on Turkish Government Ministries and Cabinet Officials

October 24, 2019

DOJ Lifts the Curtain on Evaluating Claims of “Inability to Pay”

October 16, 2019

United States Imposes Sanctions on Turkish Government Ministries and Cabinet Officials

October 15, 2019

Treasury Issues Long-Awaited Proposed CFIUS Regulations

September 30, 2019

FinCEN SPEAKS CRYPTO: Extensive New Guidance for ICOs, Digital Wallets, DApps, Trading Platforms, Decentralized Exchanges, and others in the Blockchain and Crypto Space

May 16, 2019

Expansion of US Economic Sanctions Measures on Iran, Venezuela, and Other Jurisdictions Compel Companies Operating Internationally to React Quickly

May 8, 2019

Federal Regulators Issue Joint Statement Encouraging Banks to Use Innovative Technologies to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

December 5, 2018

CFIUS Update: Interim Regulations, FIRRMA Pilot Program, and Proposed Rulemaking on Emerging Technologies

November 27, 2018

US Completes Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal with Conclusion of Wind-Down Period, Imposition of New Sanctions

November 6, 2018

New Russian Sanctions Restrict Exports of Sensitive Goods; Additional Sanctions Likely in Three Months

August 28, 2018

CFIUS Update: Congress Enacts the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act

August 6, 2018

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