Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner William P. Doyle announced that Patrick W. Parsons will serve as his new Counsel.
Parsons is a 2015 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. While in law school, he clerked in my office for two semesters and later worked for the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector General as a legal assistant, and after being admitted to the West Virginia State Bar, he was converted to the position of Attorney Advisor there.
Prior to law school, Parsons graduated from West Virginia University with bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Animal and Veterinary Sciences. That academic background, combined with his continued involvement in his family’s farm, has developed his strong interest in agriculture and international trade—both of which have a role in the FMC’s work to foster a fair, efficient and reliable international ocean transportation system that benefits U.S. exporters, importers and consumers.