Margaret M. Cassidy, Esq.

Margaret M. Cassidy, Esq.

Founder, Cassidy Law PLLC

Consultation Contact: m.cassidy@cassidylawpllc.com


Margaret Cassidy is principal and founder of Cassidy Law. She counsels businesses on legal andethicsmatters when dealing with foreign, federal, state and local governments.


She has conducted risk assessments, internalinvestigations,represented clients in government investigations and through M&A due diligence as well as advised clients on matters related to corruption, money laundering, fraud, international trade, the False Claims Act, government ethics, procurement and national security.


Prior to launching Cassidy Law, Margaret held positions as PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Government Ethics & Compliance Leader and GE Transportation’s Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel. Earlier in her career, she prosecuted at the state and local level handling investigations and prosecutions involving fraud and public corruption as well as other crimes.


Active in her profession and in her community, Margaret is Chair-Elect of the ABA Business Law Section Corporate Compliance Committee, adjunct faculty at George Washington School of Law; an elected member of the D.C. Bar’s Law Practice Management Steering Committee and is a member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Council on Small Enterprise. She is the former Global Issues Forum Co-Chair for the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region Chapter.


She is an appointed a hearing officer for the Washington D.C. Lawyer Board of Professional Responsibility and is on the board of directors for the Washington DC Area Lawyers for the Arts serving as its audit committee chair.


Margaret has developed and conducted seminars for both business executives and employees as well as organizations such as the American Bar Association, the DC Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region Chapter and Today’s General Counsel on conducting investigations; implementing ethics and compliance programs; FCPA and anti-corruption; the False Claims Act; government procurement; and ethically interacting with governments.


Margaret earned a B.S. in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, clerkedwiththe Ohio Court of Appeals. She is a member of the D.C., Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York (inactive) bars.


She currently lives in D.C. with her husband along with their dog but makes her way to Cleveland on a regular basis to work and to spend time with her parents.

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