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Patricia L. Wu

C&M International Vice President and Managing Director

Patricia Wu is the vice president and managing director of C&M International, a global government relations, public affairs, and public policy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Singapore. C&M International is an affiliate of Crowell & Moring, a law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, Brussels, London, and Doha.

Patricia advises multinationals and their trade associations in using international policy tools to support their corporate strategic priorities. She works with clients in the life sciences, medical technology, retail, publishing, and food sectors. Patricia chairs the Health Economy Working Group of the Americas Business Dialogue and serves as an advisor to the Life Sciences Innovation Forum of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

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 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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"Global Health: A Look Ahead at Trends in Seven Key Areas," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2022). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Jodi G. Daniel, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Nicholas J. Diamond, Kate Beale, Ryan MacFarlane, Eric Obscherning, Andrew Blasi
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Responding to the Next Disaster: Building Health and Climate Resilience in the Americas," Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (Virtual) (January 27, 2022). Panelist: Patricia Wu.
"Measuring Progress of Regulatory Convergence and Cooperation Among Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economies in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science (March 17, 2021). Co-Author: Eric Obscherning & Patricia L. Wu.
"Health Challenges Unite Asia Pacific Leaders in Effort to Close Gaps in Economic Recovery," (December 1, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Eric Obscherning
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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.
"Government Investment and Policy Environment Reforms Urgently Needed to Incentivize Antibiotic Innovation, Avoid Future Superbug Pandemic," (July 10, 2020). Contacts: Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Christopher Pinto
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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.
"Navigating Medical Supply Chain Challenges in the Aftermath of COVID-19," Health Care Alert (June 16, 2020). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, James G. Flood, Patricia L. Wu, Shelley Su
Client Alert / Newsletter
"How Will Healthcare Systems Adapt to the Post-COVID-19 World?" BIO, Virtual (June 8, 2020). Presider: Patricia L. Wu.

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