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Patricia L. Wu

C&M International Vice President and Managing Director
Phone: +1 202.624.2963
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

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".


  • 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


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"Coronavirus: APEC Health Cooperation Imperative as Economic Integration and Interdependence Grows in the Presence of Health Threats," (February 7, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Michael E. Schmitz, Patricia L. Wu, Eric Obscherning, Ryan MacFarlane, Joshua Boswell
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"Malaysia Launches APEC 2020 Host Year and Announces Major Themes and Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement," Regulatory Alert (December 16, 2019). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Clark Jennings, Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Joshua Boswell
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How C&M International Collaborates To Close The Digital Skills Gap: Q&A With Patricia Wu, Managing Director HR Technologist (December 3, 2019)
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"Beat by Beat: Data Governance Innovation for Healthcare Outcomes in the Asia-Pacific," Health Care Alert (September 26, 2019). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Robert Holleyman, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Shaina Vinayek
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"World Leaders Call for Accelerated Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage," Regulatory Alert (September 23, 2019). Contacts: Patricia L. Wu, Eric Obscherning, Ryan MacFarlane, Joshua Boswell, Michael E. Schmitz
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"Beat by Beat: Harnessing e-Health to Optimize Health Care Delivery in China," Health Care Alert (May 28, 2019). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Maya Uppaluru, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Shaina Vinayek
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"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.
"Beat by Beat: Latin America Is Headed Toward a Digital Health Transformation," Regulatory Alert (January 28, 2019). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Robert Holleyman, Maya Uppaluru, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings
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"Closing the Digital Skills Gap: At a Pivotal Moment, Employers, Academia, and Governments Join Forces to Reskill and Upskill at Scale," LinkedIn (December 10, 2018). Authors: Patrica L. Wu, Joshua Boswell, and Katherine Nunner.

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