Area of focus

Sovereigns: Government Relations and Public Affairs

Our global government relations lawyers have assisted governments from the Middle East, Asia, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Today, foreign governments face a mass of international legal obstacles. Chiefly when dealing with the tangle of U.S. government entities. As a decades-long counselor to foreign governments, we deliver short-term and long-term results in front of Congress and U.S. administrations.

We combine government relations services with legal and regulatory practices to offer solutions to foreign governments with a range of critical needs. An important part of our work for our government and government-owned clients is to provide regular consultation and confidential advice. Our lawyers and professionals often provide invaluable insights to our embassy and government clients.

Representative experience

Assisted Caribbean government with the drafting and implementation of mortgage loan forgiveness program.

Advised the Embassy of a major G8 Asian nation on advancing the government priorities in Congress, including sanctions legislation and foreign direct investment.

Provided strategic advice and developed significant relationships with key U.S. public policy "stakeholders" for foreign sovereigns.

Successfully lobbying against legislation that would have exposed companies from the client nation to significant damage claims.

Successfully assisting a sovereign government client with respect to a legislative response to threatened international sanctions.

Developing successful lobbying strategies and coordinating lobbying activities for sovereign government clients.

Assisting non-U.S. government officials in their meetings with U.S. government officials and members of Congress.

Conceptualizing and implementing strategies for better understanding of certain sovereign governments by members of the U.S. Congress.

Acting as advocates before the U.S. government with respect to the U.S. government’s role in legal actions involving sovereign governments.

Lobbying Congress on behalf of sovereign clients on such diverse subjects as the protection of intellectual property, tax policy, and financial services regulation.

Representing the Embassy of Japan on legislative, regulatory, policy, and other matters.

Advising Libyan State institutions on a range of international issues since the 2011 revolution, including engagement with UK, EU, and U.S. policymakers and legislators.

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