Our Experience

International Economic and Political Forums

  • Managed leader-level dialogues involving the US, the EU, China, India, Brazil, and other countries on issues including economic policy, climate, currency, and trade
  • Integrated through the G8 leaders summit a variety of government, private sector, and NGO initiatives on public health, food security, sovereign debt reduction, and the environment
  • Represented the US Administration and led or co-led bilateral engagements and negotiations, including the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) with China
  • Negotiated the accession of new member countries to NATO and the European Union
  • Advised European leaders on Middle East peace talks
Intl econ and political forums

Trade and Investment

  • Negotiated comprehensive international trade and investment treaties and resolved disputes arising under such treaties on behalf of governments and private parties
  • Chaired the US government team that conducted national security reviews of foreign acquisitions (CFIUS) and developed new regulations to govern such reviews
  • Led US Department of Commerce efforts to secure the passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation
  • Served as a member of the board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Played a leadership role in the development of the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework to facilitate transatlantic data flows
  • Helped private parties identify their interests in trade and investment negotiations regarding market access, intellectual property rights, and regulatory coordination
  • Advised members of US Congress on international trade and investment issues, including free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties
Trade and investment

Global Finance and Business

  • Coordinated aspects of the US and EU responses to the financial crisis and the regulatory reform agenda through the G20, IMF, and Financial Stability Board
  • Led negotiations on financial crisis response, project finance, and macroeconomics through key international financial institutions, including the IMF and World Bank
  • Analyzed sovereign debt repayment concerns and negotiated workouts with numerous countries
  • Played a leadership role in the creation and growth of SelectUSA, the US Government’s program to promote foreign direct investment
  • Led all US federal and state government affairs for a Fortune 10 company
  • Resolved “doing business” problems (e.g., tax, licensing, regulatory, IP protection, government procurement, national security) for technology, infrastructure, energy, accounting, financial services, pharmaceutical, and consumer products companies
  • Devised country-specific strategies to help companies access markets and build their profiles

US Economic and Fiscal Policy

  • Represented the Administration in negotiations with Congress on key legislative initiatives and testified at congressional hearings on such issues as trade, financial regulation, China, CFIUS, and sovereign wealth funds
  • Led Administration efforts on cybersecurity, digital economy, and privacy issues (e.g. cross-border data flows, Privacy Shield)
  • Analyzed and advised businesses on significant legislative and economic policy developments, including tax, budget, trade, energy, and immigration matters
US econonmics