How we can help.
Public Policy and Strategy
Our team provides bespoke intelligence and strategy about challenges and opportunities. We work with clients to design highly tailored regulatory and administrative analysis and strategy efforts for the local, state, federal, and international levels. Our deliverables include in-person briefings, digests, team conference calls, and highly tailored research and advice products.
We work with entities including start-ups, nonprofits, and established companies, to provide a range of corporate services, including choice of entity, contracts, negotiations, alliances, compliance, regulation, and general strategic guidance. We have a special interest in helping nonprofits and advocacy organizations achieve their missions effectively, from working with their boards effectively to achieving their missions. We also enjoy helping start-ups with the unique challenges and opportunities they frequently face.
Contested Matters and Litigation
Companies are also facing increased threats from a changing litigation, prosecutorial, and investigative environment. Our skilled litigators work with clients to analyze and resolve challenges, particularly those involving complex political and policy dimensions, such as investigations. We help clients navigate the pace and pressure of these matters, including in both state and federal courts and administrative and criminal proceedings. We also provide analysis and counsel on how to preempt such matters through internal investigations and improved best practices.
Business Development and Strategic Alliances
Companies also face exciting possibilities for new growth, whether through partnerships with other entities, industry coalitions, investment partnerships, and work for public entities. We assist with the legal and strategic challenges of business development between private entities. We counsel clients on the legal, political, and strategic dimensions of creating new strategic alliances and entities to help clients realize their goals. And we also provide guidance on public markets and government contracts.
International Law, Policy & Business Diplomacy
We recognize that challenging international issues are not always solved in the courtroom, and there are times when the best solution necessitates the intersection of law, policy and relationships, focused on efficiently and effectively solving complex international problems. Our team is well-versed in international and domestic law - and we have significant experience working with sovereign governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil society, while leveraging critical relationships around the world to assist clients with their international legal, policy and business diplomacy needs.
Madison has deep experience in a large number of countries throughout the world, as well as international institutions such as the World Bank Group, the United Nations, INTERPOL, EUROJUST, and NATO, and domestic institutions, such as the Pentagon and the White House. In addition to our global reach, we have a particular expertise in the areas of public international law, international criminal law/international humanitarian law, and human rights and national security issues.
International Trade, Customs & Regulatory Enforcement
We have experience advising clients on the application and enforcement of U.S. economic sanctions and embargos, export controls, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as advising companies and individuals subject to investigations and/or enforcement actions by the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Justice, and Treasury, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Internal Investigations & International Asset Recovery
Madison has experience in international asset recovery, cartel, foreign corruption, and securities fraud investigations in the United States and abroad, and we maintain a wide network of relationships to assist clients with related issues around the globe. We are particularly proud of our experience in helping developing countries recover stolen assets from grand corruption cases, as well as our ability to forge partnerships with governments, law enforcement and civil society to combat international injustice.
Pro Bono & Community Service
Our strong commitment to pro bono and community service is central to our culture and a critical aspect of our legal practice. We strive to "give back" wherever we can. This includes taking-on specific pro bono matters, as well as providing assistance to developing countries, non-profit organizations, universities, and professional associations around the world.
Our attorneys have served, or currently serve, as directors, trustees, or advisory board members of the following non-profit organizations:
- Arlington County Emergency Preparedness Commission
- Atlas Service Corps
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Award
- Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology
- Fulbright Association
- Georgetown University's Board of Governors
- Georgetown University Law Center's Law Alumni Board
- Humanity in Action Foundation
- Luke's Wings
- Public International Law & Policy Group
- Truman National Security Project Educational Institute
- Virginia Board of Medicine
- White House Fellows Foundation & Association
- Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Our attorneys have also provided assistance to such organizations as:
- American Bar Association
- Central Union Mission
- Fulbright Association
- Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Government of Iraq/The Iraqi High Tribunal
- International Association of Prosecutors
- International Bar Association
- The Virginia Bar