Mary Beth L. McGowan

Mary Beth L. McGowan

Government Policy Advisor

Dykema
D.C., U.S.A.

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Profile

Mary Beth McGowan is a Government Policy Advisor who has been providing federal government relations services to Dykema’s clients since 2008. Ms. McGowan consults a broad range of clients from local governments to nonprofit organizations to corporations on legislative and regulatory issues related to transportation, cybersecurity, electric power and energy, environmental policy, telecommunications, the appropriations process and federal budgetary matters.

Ms. McGowan has developed and implemented successful advocacy strategies on behalf of clients that have both supported the advancement of policy proposals, for example, improving federal procurement of energy efficient goods, as well as prevented policies that would negatively impact clients from moving forward, such as protecting the public safety communications network of a local government from being auctioned. Additionally, Ms. McGowan is experienced in advising on funding opportunities and making key contacts within Federal agencies. 

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. McGowan worked as a policy advisor to United States Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA). In that role, she was actively engaged in all aspects of the legislative process from preparing briefings for committee hearings, upcoming votes, meetings and speeches; reviewing, analyzing and summarizing pending legislation and budgets; meeting with business and special-interest representatives; preparing correspondence and communications to the Executive Branch and drafting press releases. 

Education

Johns Hopkins University, M.A. University of Virginia, B.A.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Environmental | Government Policy & Practice | Government Reorganization and Restructuring

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. McGowan worked as a legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. As a senior aide on energy, environmental and interior issues, she was involved in initiatives such as preparing briefings for committee hearings, votes, meetings and speeches; reviewing, analyzing and summarizing pending legislation and budgets; meeting with business and special-interest representatives; preparing correspondence and communications to the Executive Branch and drafting press releases. Ms. McGowan also served as staff contact for the Energy and Water; Interior and Environment; Commerce, Justice Science and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittees.
Articles

Impact of the 2018 Midterm Elections
Dykema, November 2018

What Does it All Mean? With the new Democratic House majority and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, Washington, D.C., now enters a period of divided government in the run up to the 2020 presidential election. Democrats and Republicans, including President Trump, will have to compromise on a budget and impending debt limit and sequestration, as well as spending levels for the coming fiscal years in order to avoid a government shutdown...

Latest Developments on Trade Policy: Tariffs on Chinese Imports & Considerations When Applying for an Exclusion
Dykema, August 2018

With the ever-changing developments regarding trade policy, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide some clarity regarding the Administration's actions under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, regarding products imported from China. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Section 301 of the Trade Act allows the President to take action against a foreign government that violates an international trade agreement or restricts U.S. commerce - in this case, China...