We have acquired, through heavy experience and deep reflection, invaluable practical knowledge of the major legal systems of the world and of the common threads of understanding and expectation that exist in most civilized cultures. Such knowledge enhances our abilities to effectively evaluate proffered legal and political advice of U.S. and foreign counsel.  Accordingly, we have selected only the most capable, trustworthy and mature of United States and foreign lawyers to assist us in accomplishing our clients' lawful objectives.  We have long- established affiliations of trust with dependable, very experienced, solid, practical, savvy and knowledgeable foreign lawyers throughout the world.