What We Do
Amb. Pickering Offers Insights on Russia’s Influence in U.S. Politics, Recent FBI Indictment
02.19.2018

In an interview for CNN’s New Day, Amb. Pickering discusses the impact of President Trump’s reaction to the FBI indictment of 13 Russian nationals and gives advice on how to manage the deteriorating U.S.-Russia relationship.

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Amb. Pickering Explains How George Washington’s Farewell Address Warned Americans About Our Political Predicament
02.18.2018

Amb. Pickering and James Stoutenberg deliver an important President's Day message in a New York Times op-ed showing how the nation's first President presciently warned against external and internal threats to our democracy.

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Amb. Pickering Encourages the Trump Administration to Preserve the Iran Nuclear Deal and Engage in Diplomacy
02.16.2018

In an op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times, Amb. Pickering outlines a diplomatic and collaborative approach with Europe and the Middle East to address the Iranian nuclear threat.

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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.