Practice Areas

Sustainability and Climate

Clients hire us to advise them on challenges related to energy, climate change, sustainable fuels, EPA regulation and market-based solutions. We help our clients build coalitions that lead to more effective engagement with policymakers and government as well as civil society and environmental NGOs. In doing so, we work within a broad network of contacts which we have built since John Schmitz helped formulate the U.S. Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 as Deputy White House Counsel.

Chemicals/Consumer Products

Manufacturers and trade associations have hired us to advise them on the regulation of chemicals and consumer products in the US and in Europe. Working with third-party stakeholders such as moderate environmental NGOs and scientific experts, we help companies build coalitions that advocate for pragmatic solutions to environmental, health and consumer protection challenges. Notable clients include BASF, DuPont, the American Farm Bureau Federation and Monsanto.

COVID-19 and Pharmaceuticals

We have advised clients on both sides of the Atlantic on US, EU-level and German regulations affecting innovative research-based pharmaceutical companies. We have worked extensively with US and European experts on health and innovation to shape domestic and international policy and to encourage transatlantic cooperation withrespect to health policy issues. We are currently supporting aconfidential collaboration between a coalition of scientists from Asia,Europe and the U.S. to find a cure for COVID-19. Other notable clients are Pfizer, Eli Lilly and a coalition of leading U.S. pharma companies.


We provide strategic advice on international environmental issues such as climate change, ICAO regulations and sustainable jet fuels. Airlines and aerospace manufacturers have hired us to advise them on complex international and domestic issues, ranging from Open Skies negotiations and DOT regulations to international environmental negotiations. We represented a large airline during the negotiations for the First US-German Open Skies Agreement. Past and present aviation clients include Lufthansa, US Airways and Airbus. Energy: In the energy production sector, notable clients have included GE, Enel, Edison Mission.

Transatlantic Relations and Stakeholder Engagement

Clients have hired us to develop third-party allies and build coalitions of interested stakeholders to influence the outcome of government investigations. In 2009, we co-founded with leading publishing houses the Transatlantic Digital Media Forum, which brought together European and American media and news organizations to develop strategies to address the challenges of online content distribution. Notable clients include Microsoft, AT&T, NBC, Bertelsmann and Axel-Springer.