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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Hills & Company was established in 1993 by Carla A. Hills, the former U.S. trade representative, to help businesses expand trade and investment worldwide. Our principals have unparalleled public and private sector experience in global business, trade, investment, economics, politics, and diplomacy.

Our analytical and advocacy efforts are enriched by a:

  • Thorough, first-hand understanding of the decision-makers, customs, negotiating tactics, and business practices in various foreign countries;
  • Broad range of knowledgeable and influential contacts in foreign government and business circles; and
  • Significant language capability

In seeking to bring about policy change in a foreign country or region on behalf of a client, we work with the client on a comprehensive approach to:

  • Analyze the issues, arguments, and relevant political and economic environments;
  • Develop a strategy for building support, both internal and external, for change;
  • Facilitate key contacts and introductions to support a negotiated and favorable outcome; and
  • Persuade key figures in the public and private sectors in a foreign market to take the steps necessary to accomplish the client's objectives.