A former White House official, Robert Kapla advises foreign sovereign governments on U.S. policy and provides strategic counsel on how best to enhance their relationships and advocate policy objectives with the Legislative and Executive Branches of the U.S. Government.
In particular, he assists foreign governments on matters including international trade and trade policy, international development, foreign aid, debt relief, foreign investment, energy development, elections, territorial disputes and international treaty negotiations. Robert has experience representing governments in many regions of the world including Latin America, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.
His past government experience enables Robert to interpret and navigate the complex legislative and regulatory issues often associated with doing business in the U.S. and abroad. For example, he counsels foreign and domestic companies on international trade matters before the U.S. Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, State and the Treasury. He also provides strategic guidance to multinational companies on matters concerning international law, international trade negotiations, entry into foreign markets and tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade.
Robert’s grasp of the legislative process has allowed him to develop, implement and manage targeted legislative strategies that enhance the economic success of his clients. He also provides strategic counsel to assist clients in understanding and traversing the often confusing U.S. federal agency decision making process.