We offer a competitive edge in challenging markets by providing C-Suite advisory services, multidimensional analysis, enterprise risk management, assisting clients in mitigating risk, resolving disputes, navigating trade compliance, realizing value and capitalizing on strategic opportunities.

Geostrategic rivalries, predatory state and non-state actors, disinformation campaigns, and hyper-speed technological innovation create uncertainty and complex risks for businesses operating in the United States and globally. Companies can be quickly outpaced in this dynamic environment, with decision-makers needing expert guidance to navigate crises and emerging threats. Bradley’s Strategic Advisory Group is a unique mix of U.S. and international lawyers, former national security officials and business professionals with a proven track record of resolving complicated client matters.

Areas of Focus

Today’s business leaders face an external environment that demands more time and attention due to unparalleled geopolitical uncertainty, increased regulation and government enforcement actions, multiplying cyber and physical security threats, disruptive technology, complex media environments, and activist shareholders. We have experience working with senior executives across various industries, providing strategic counsel and assisting clients in managing operational and reputational challenges. Our team has particular geographic area experience in the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, and Western Europe having lived and worked in these regions extensively. 
Whether starting new or needing expert review and revision, we have extensive experience drafting corporate governance and company policies and procedures to establish guardrails for compliance, oversight, and accountability. We excel in FARA compliance issues and can help companies to implement state of the art compliance programs. We also excel at advising non-governmental organizations with international donors. 
Crises come in all shapes and sizes, but the great differentiator in their outcome is how they are handled. We provide clients with strategic and legal advice regarding crisis and incident response. Our team has managed various crises, including physical security breaches, cyber incidents, insider threats, and reputational impacts. We assist clients with formulating and implementing communication and crisis management policies and protocols. We are known for unconventional tabletop exercises based entirely on real-life events, threat intelligence, and the client’s sectoral weaknesses. Focusing on business continuity enables companies to maintain essential functions, protect sensitive information, and preserve their reputation in a complex threat landscape. Our services foster resilience and adaptability in the face of unexpected crises.
The best informed make the best decisions, and companies that make good decisions generally make more money. By identifying risks and opportunities earlier in the decision-making process, we provide insight and help companies to avoid surprises. We have deep international experience and investigative capabilities to advise clients on best practices to mitigate prevalent risks and strategies to respond and recover. Some examples of our work include geostrategic and political risk analysis, due diligence, fraud investigations, federal investigations, sanctions and enforcement actions, and insider risks.

Bradley’s team stands as a vanguard in the cybersecurity arena, boasting a roster that includes former high-ranking officials from the United States Cyber Command. With a presence that spans the nation, we are uniquely positioned to deliver nuanced, risk-based legal counsel that aligns with prevailing laws and regulations. Our team complements Bradley’s firmwide Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to advising clients in cybersecurity and privacy matters.

Our experience goes beyond mere compliance. We are adept at conducting in-depth cybersecurity investigations and fraud analyses as part of our comprehensive legal service offerings. Whether you are navigating a merger, acquisition, or launching a new product, our due diligence processes are designed to unearth and assess potential vulnerabilities. We also guide you through the intricate maze of cyber and data protection regulations, ensuring your activities comply with legal mandates.

We have deep experience in forensic analysis and technological assessments, particularly in the crucial 48-hour window following an incident. Our multidisciplinary approach involves coordinating legal strategies across various sectors of your organization — from risk management and IT to legal compliance and business continuity. This ensures you meet and exceed regulatory bodies' stringent reporting and disclosure requirements.

For cyber resilience, we assist in crafting incident response plans that are robust and compliant with applicable laws and industry best practices. We also offer training programs to ensure effective plan implementation. Our extensive network of contacts within governmental and regulatory agencies complements our services, providing a 360-degree advisory framework.

Our team of sanctions attorneys at Bradley guides clients through the labyrinthine and ever-evolving landscape of economic sanctions laws and regulations. Our advisory services span a multitude of sanctions-related matters, including:

  • Sanctions Compliance - We provide experienced counsel on compliance with sanctions regimes across multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S., EU, and UK.
  • Business Due Diligence - Our team conducts meticulous sanctions due diligence for prospective business partnerships and financial transactions, ensuring that you operate within the bounds of the law.
  • Sanctions Compliance Programs - We assist clients in developing and implementing comprehensive sanctions compliance programs tailored to their specific operational needs.
  • Sanctions Investigations and Enforcement - We represent clients in enforcement actions and internal investigations, prepare voluntary disclosure statements, and negotiate for reduced civil penalties in the event of sanctions violations.
  • SDN List Representation - We represent individuals and corporate entities seeking removal from the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.
  • Licensing - Our team facilitates the procurement of specific licenses that enable clients to engage in otherwise prohibited transactions and unblock assets for designated purposes.

In export controls, our attorneys offer an array of legal services grounded in a deep understanding of key regulations, such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that you not only meet but exceed the stringent requirements imposed by regulatory bodies, safeguarding your interests while enabling business growth.

Our services include:

  • Regulatory Compliance - We demystify export control laws for our clients, covering aspects like classification, licensing, and reporting. We conduct comprehensive assessments to identify potential risks and formulate effective compliance strategies.
  • Licensing and Authorizations - We navigate clients through the intricate process of obtaining the requisite licenses and authorizations to export controlled items.
  • Internal Audits and Investigations - Our team conducts internal audits and investigations to unearth any potential violations of export control laws, followed by developing remediation plans and implementing corrective actions.
  • Government Enforcement Actions - Should you face a government investigation or enforcement action, our team stands ready to provide strategic legal counsel and robust representation.

Other Areas of International Focus

We have significant global project and arbitration experience, representing clients in over 40 countries on energy-related infrastructure, construction and engineering projects, EPC contracting strategies, claims resolution, multi-jurisdictional asset recovery and enforcement actions, investment disputes, technology contracts, and government concessions.