Mary DEVLIN CAPIZZI
Mary Devlin Capizzi is partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, a national law firm founded in 1849. She is part of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Group and a member of the Consortia Management team. Mary’s practice at Drinker Biddle involves providing counsel to individual corporations and consortia clients (collaborative initiatives comprised of representatives of industry, government and academia representatives) on a range of compliance matters involving regulatory, legislative, scientific and policy issues in the U.S., the EU and other countries around the world. Mary has served as an Executive Partner of Drinker Biddle with responsibility for managing the firm’s regulatory practices and overseeing the firm’s marketing and business development functions. Mary is currently serving her third term as one of 12 elected partners serving on Drinker Biddle’s Managing Partners Committee, the firm’s governing board. She was the first chair of the firm’s Professional Development Committee and is an active member of the Women's Leadership Committee.
Mary received her B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and completed foreign study programs in Spain, Mexico, France and Italy. She serves as a Board member of The GIVEN Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to activating the gifts of young adult Catholic women, and The Mercy Health Clinic, a non-sectarian, non-profit, community health clinic serving uninsured, low-income adult residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. Mary also volunteers as a CYO cross country coach and has led the parent organizations at her children’s middle schools and high schools. She enjoys photography, hiking, watching her children play sports and sing jazz, and making up children’s stories. Mary lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband of 24 years, Dr. Joseph Capizzi, a professor of theological ethics. They are the parents of six children and are also responsible for the care and feeding of two energetic weimaraners.