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Mary Beth L. McGowan

Mary Beth L. McGowan

Government Policy Advisor

Expertise

  • Government Policy & Practice
  • Environmental
  • Government Reorganization and Restructuring

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

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

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

United States Congress Extends PPP Loan Application Deadline to August 8, 2020
Dykema, July 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Senate passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep the program operating until August 8, 2020. On July 1, 2020, the House also approved the extension for the program which was set to end on June 30. The President is expected to sign the extension shortly...

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program
Dykema, April 2020

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule, providing additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to read the full text of the Interim Final Rule. Here are some of the highlights of new and/or clarified information from the previous guidance issued by Treasury and SBA and the text of the CARES Act: Eligibility Only U.S...

Treasury Issues New Paycheck Protection Program Application Forms for Borrowers and Lenders
Dykema, April 2020

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued afinal borrower applicationand provided lenders with therequired datathe federal government will collect electronically to guarantee the loans. The lender application form requires the lender to certify they have gathered the requisite information from the applicant, as outlined in the updated borrower application form...

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