International Government Affairs
International Government Affairs
With a clear and consistent focus on business interests, Kelley Drye attorneys and professionals offer clients over 30 years of experience with the negotiation and implementation of international treaties, conventions and agreements under the auspices of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Animal Health Organization and other bodies.

We create strategies and support client engagement, or represent client interests at the international level in multilateral processes.  Our aim is to anticipate and successfully influence the development of international laws and policies to preserve our clients’ freedom to operate, advance business interests, and capitalize on opportunities to showcase leadership and innovation.  Our work includes follow-up to ensure that international obligations and commitments are implemented in an effective and workable manner at the domestic level in countries of commercial and/or strategic interest.

  • Representing a wide variety of industrial and agricultural interests in multilateral negotiations including the Uruguay Round and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Doha Round negotiations, and negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement.

  • Representing the worldwide chocolate and cocoa industry in connection with its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in its supply chain.

  • Representing companies and trade associations to revise existing resolutions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) to encourage the adoption of more practical solutions to the international movement of endangered species for commercial activity, education, captive breeding and/or other conservation purposes.

  • Participating in outreach to WTO officials and national representations in Geneva to increase understanding of trade implications of various proposals under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
 
 

Overview

With a clear and consistent focus on business interests, Kelley Drye attorneys and professionals offer clients over 30 years of experience with the negotiation and implementation of international treaties, conventions and agreements under the auspices of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Animal Health Organization and other bodies.

We create strategies and support client engagement, or represent client interests at the international level in multilateral processes.  Our aim is to anticipate and successfully influence the development of international laws and policies to preserve our clients’ freedom to operate, advance business interests, and capitalize on opportunities to showcase leadership and innovation.  Our work includes follow-up to ensure that international obligations and commitments are implemented in an effective and workable manner at the domestic level in countries of commercial and/or strategic interest.

Experience

  • Representing a wide variety of industrial and agricultural interests in multilateral negotiations including the Uruguay Round and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Doha Round negotiations, and negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement.

  • Representing the worldwide chocolate and cocoa industry in connection with its efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in its supply chain.

  • Representing companies and trade associations to revise existing resolutions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) to encourage the adoption of more practical solutions to the international movement of endangered species for commercial activity, education, captive breeding and/or other conservation purposes.

  • Participating in outreach to WTO officials and national representations in Geneva to increase understanding of trade implications of various proposals under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
Partner
Email (202) 342-8485(202) 342-8485
Paul Rosenthal co-chairs the firm’s Government Relations and Public Policy practice.  Paul is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and previously served as managing partner ...
Senior Advisor
Email (202) 342-8638(202) 342-8638
Joan Galvin advocates on behalf of client interests before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the areas of ...

Publications

February 11, 2020 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
05/16/2017 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
04/28/2017 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
04/06/2017 | Client Advisories
Kelley Drye Client Advisory

Events

Mar
22
2017
Washington, DC | Speaking Engagement
10:30 PM - 12:00 PM

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