Gabe Pellathy, Principal

Gabe Pellathy Gabe Pellathy is a Principal of Whitmer & Worrall. Mr. Pellathy leads key client initiatives, successfully utilizing his extensive government, corporate and political skillset. Prior to joining Whitmer & Worrall, he served in senior management positions for three global fortune 500 corporations, including a Toshiba-owned power company, where he was frequently tasked with spearheading top political, legislative and policy priorities.


Mr. Pellathy has proven experience interacting at the highest levels of international, federal and state government. He has a broad policy background on issues related to international trade and tax, including extensive interactions with the EU, Japan, Canada and Australia, appropriations, business development, economic development incentives, export control policy, export financing, global supply chain, foreign direct investment, sustainability, energy and environmental policy. He has participated in the Australian American Leadership Dialogue and U.S. - Japan Foundation activities.


His federal government service includes five years as an attorney in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. He then served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security with regulatory, technology transfer and foreign investment responsibilities.


Mr. Pellathy also served as deputy director and chief of staff within the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, managing a network of 1,600 employees in 260 offices across the globe focused on commercial diplomacy. In this capacity, he assisted not only global multinational corporations, but also small and medium-sized companies on trade, market access and investment issues. He played an active role in advocacy and business promotion programs involving over 20 federal agencies. Some of the industry sectors he supported include services, energy, aerospace, automotive, chemical, steel, electronics hardware and software.


In addition to his deep interagency experience, Mr. Pellathy has long-standing relationships on both sides of the aisle and legislative expertise in developing winning strategies and achieving results. Recent examples include his work with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Self-Drive Act, the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and legislation involving sustainability, science and technology workforce investment and appropriations. Many of these legislative and public policy victories have required Mr. Pellathy to successfully motivate policymakers in the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch agencies and the White House.


Mr. Pellathy is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a law degree from Cornell University.