Lansing B. Lee, III concentrates his practice in a full spectrum of international business, sovereign representation and public policy matters.
Lansing began his career of 40 years in public policy and later law, working in Georgia for then-Governor Jimmy Carter following his election in 1970, ultimately becoming Administrative Assistant to the Governor, and later Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Lansing was a lawyer in Georgia and the South, serving as Law Assistant to several Justices of the Georgia Supreme Court, and later as Assistant District Attorney in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. He entered private practice as a general practice partner in his family’s small firm in Augusta, and as of counsel to a medium-sized Atlanta firm whose primary representation was Emory University, before moving his practice to Washington DC in the late 1980s.
In the international arena, Lansing has represented over the years the largest infrastructure multinational in the world, including the delivery of Program Management and Delivery Partner services to sovereign nations at the Presidential/Prime Minister Level, including the management of financing, construction and delivery of airports, ports, pipelines, roads, railroads, power and water, among others. Lansing has served as counsel to the largest private school system in India, with more than 200,000 students as it is expanding globally. Over his more than 30 years in Washington DC, Lansing has led a team of lawyers in the firm, representing a major New York international financier’s interest in a dispute involving a Siberian oil field, one of the largest in the world, and its dealings with an international financial institution. Additionally in Russia, he has represented an independent nationwide television network and two large investment banking firms, one Russian-American-owned and one British-owned. He also represented a large NGO in its operations in one of the former Soviet republics dealing with the Inspector General of a major US agency.
He further has served as Washington DC counsel for one of the East African Presidents. In this role, he identified business development opportunities and worked on formulating strategies to improve human rights relationships between the host country and multinational human rights organizations. Lansing further served as international business counsel for one of the West African Presidents, working on procuring business investments for that country. Lansing has served as US counsel for one of the leading East African businesses in their dealings with international financial institutions. He also represented a pan-African business coalition in their advocacy for the original passage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.
In the domestic arena, Lansing has counseled local governments in coalition with the business community to affect federal legislation and regulations for their benefit, and he has represented multinational corporations in their workings with state and local governments, including state governors, mayors, state legislators, and local councils.
Lansing has represented counties, cities, museums, chambers of commerce, and an international airport in the US which serves as a hub for one of the largest air carriers in the country. He has also represented one of the largest banks in the United States.