What We Do
Atman Trivedi Explains Why Success with North Korea Requires the US to Stand By Allies

In a piece for the Pacific Forum, Mr. Trivedi discusses why the most likely path to denuclearization requires recognizing that “America First” cannot be America alone.

Atman Trivedi: Japan & Other U.S. Allies Are Working Overtime to Rescue Asia’s Regional Order

In a piece for YaleGlobal Online, Mr. Trivedi describes how Japan and other U.S. allies are providing regional leadership on TPP and security, with Asia and America in flux.

Even Amid High Tensions Before The Summit Of The Americas, Latin American Leaders Do Not Want To "Burn Bridges" With the U.S.

In an interview with NPR’s Marketplace, Amb. Watson describes Latin American leaders as pragmatic and wanting the best relationship possible with the U.S. despite the controversy prior to the Summit of the Americas.


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.