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Diplomacy & Advocacy

Managing policy and government issues around the world

Businesses around the world are grappling with a new reality as the global economy and our societies undergo a radical restructuring in a post-pandemic world. Governments are engaging in the private economy in unprecedented fashions. Understanding and navigating this new reality defined by an intersection of government, business, and society is new territory for companies, non-profits, and educational institutions alike.

From advising on international strategy and trade to facilitating political and commercial negotiations, we help corporate and non-profit clients Protect, Create, and Recover ValueTM by managing their policy and government issues around the world.

Ankura has a reputation for being the firm of choice for clients facing complex issues and risks that require a multi-disciplinary skillset to capture opportunities and win. McLarty Associates is the global strategy firm led by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, III, former Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte, Co-Founder Nelson W. Cunningham, and President Lee Feinstein. As a pioneer in the field of private sector diplomacy, McLarty Associates has, for more than two decades, helped global companies deal with governments and policy issues in every part of the world. Our team of former diplomats, senior officials, trade negotiators, regional experts, and industry executives designs and executes the strategies that address the complexities of operating globally. The Ankura-McLarty combination delivers comprehensive solutions to handle disputes, navigate distress, manage risk, address financial and operational challenges, and execute programs that resolve policy, regulatory, government, and diplomatic issues that companies face anywhere in the world. 

Countries Covered
Former Ambassadors
Former Cabinet-Level Officials

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