Patricia Petty

Senior Counsel at Conservation International Foundation

Patricia Petty is senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Conservation International Foundation, based in Arlington. She joined Conservation International in 2008 after having held senior legal positions with Jones Day PC law firm, the Governor’s Office of Bavaria (Germany) and the Development Gateway Foundation.

After starting her legal career in 1997 as a judicial clerk, she then went into private practice with a focus on international and IP law. She later served as the deputy head for international IT relations at the Office of the Governor of Bavaria and was seconded to the Development Gateway Foundation, a spin-off of the World Bank where she provided strategic, high-level and day-to-day counselling on a wide range of non-profit and international legal matters.  In 2008 Ms Petty joined the Conservation International Foundation, where she is in charge of a broad legal portfolio of domestic and international non-profit matters, including Conservation International’s Indonesia programme, its Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility agencies, legal matters related to multilateral and bilateral funding facilities and global IP, IT and cybersecurity issues.

Ms Petty holds graduate and postgraduate law degrees from Ludwig Maximilian University Law School (Munich) and George Washington University Law School.


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Conservation International Foundation
Arlington VA
United States

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