Mara Giorgio advises international and domestic clients on a wide range of cross-border issues related to financial services and foreign policy and regulatory matters.
Ms. Giorgio assists financial institutions in navigating legislative and rulemaking developments resulting from financial services reform. Ms. Giorgio has expertise in advising derivatives market participants and newly created and regulated registered entities on issues such as enhanced prudential standards, regulations on shadow banking, and cross-border extraterritoriality regulatory issues. Ms. Giorgio has represented her financial services clients before Congress, the Department of Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Ms. Giorgio also advises foreign sovereign governments, providing strategic counseling on how best to achieve their policy objectives with the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. Ms. Giorgio advances her clients’ interests on trade matters such as the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and various free trade agreements. Ms. Giorgio has represented her foreign sovereign clients before Congress, the Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Prior to joining Patton Boggs, Ms. Giorgio interned for the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia (Pro Se Unit), the Organization of American States, and as a research assistant for American University’s International Law and Turkey Conflict program. Ms. Giorgio was also the editor-in-chief of her law school’s diversity journal, The Modern American, and served as a staff member for her law school’s International Law Review. Her knowledge of international affairs and public policy is further bolstered by her experiences living in Argentina and Mexico for 18 years, and by the time she spent abroad in Italy, where she studied political science while interning for the Presidency of the Ministries Council in Rome.