What We Do
Amb. Hills Discusses the Status and Future of NAFTA Negotiations at Texas A&M

Amb. Hills delivered a keynote address on the future of NAFTA and discussed the trade deal's future with Texas A&M University President Michael Young at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Amb. Pickering Outlines How US Global Leadership Could be Undermined by A Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed, Amb. Pickering explains how ending the Iran nuclear deal would weaken the international standing of the United States, isolate it, and potentially embolden Iran and its allies.

Amb. Pickering Assesses the Impact of the Special Counsel’s Russia Probe on the Trump Administration

In a live Al Jazeera interview, Amb. Pickering explains the significance of Robert Mueller’s investigation and its effect on Trump’s legislative and policy agenda.


We help our clients:


  • Plan strategically for the global marketplace.
  • Assess political and economic developments that impact their goals.
  • Negotiate with foreign officials to eliminate barriers to market access and profitability, such as:
    • High tariffs,
    • Licensing requirements,
    • Foreign investment restrictions,
    • Discriminatory taxes, and
    • Burdensome government regulations.
  • Resolve commercial disputes with foreign partners, suppliers, or customers with an eye towards win-win outcomes based on mobilizing a wide variety of resources and leverage, including where appropriate U.S. government interest.
  • Identify potential foreign partners and bring negotiations with them to a successful conclusion.

Our principals have developed strategies for dealing with client concerns and provided effective advocacy and problem-solving on:


  • Tax, tariff, health, regulatory, product labeling, and country-of-origin matters.
  • Bilateral and regional trade agreements, including how clients can best take advantage of existing arrangements and influence prospective negotiations.
  • World Trade Organization rules and procedures (including goods, services, and intellectual property provisions), future negotiating objectives, and strategies to advance client interests.
  • Customs classification issues, including decisions by the World Customs Organization, the United States, and foreign governments.
  • Investment priorities, screening procedures, restrictions, and equity caps imposed by foreign governments in the automotive, aerospace, consumer, retail, property, and finance sectors.
  • Legal disputes between clients and their partners, customers, former employees, or foreign governments.
  • Economic sanctions — both current and prospective, including those relating to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Burma/Myanmar, and Sudan.
  • Political and security issues and their potential impact on trade, investment, and dispute resolution.