Blank Rome Solicitors
5605-07, The Center
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Kristi Lynn Swartz
Blank Rome Solicitors
In October 2006, Blank Rome entered the Asian market by establishing Blank Rome Solicitors, an affiliated entity, in Hong Kong. Our expansion into Asia was driven by the needs of our clients with business operations around the world. To learn more about our capabilities in Chinese, visit www.blankrome.cn.
As a gateway to one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Hong Kong serves as a center of business, influence, and opportunity for many of the industries our clients represent. The office was established as a result of the strategic combination of Blank Rome LLP and the international law firm of Healy & Baillie LLP.
The attorneys in the Hong Kong office bring a diverse collection of experience in the practice of law and international business, as well as skills serving the international maritime industry. In addition to the maritime practice in this jurisdiction, Blank Rome Solicitors counsels clients on direct investment throughout Asia—and especially China—and on issues involving commercial litigation, arbitration, labor and employment, insurance, corporate matters, and financial service law.
The attorneys in Hong Kong serve local and international clients with sophisticated transactions and litigation that cross multiple jurisdictions.
With principal offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Blank Rome’s establishment of an affiliate office in Hong Kong was the second significant development in the Firm’s international expansion in 2006. Recently, Blank Rome announced a strategic alliance with Brussels-based public affairs and public relations agency Interel. This partnership links the core competencies of Blank Rome LLP, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, and Interel to provide a seamless U.S.–E.U. legal, public affairs, government relations, and strategic communications service offering to companies and organizations who are increasingly impacted by decisions taken on both sides of the Atlantic.
About Blank Rome LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations LLC
By listening to general counsel, business leaders, and entrepreneurs and anticipating their needs, Blank Rome LLP has provided service to clients for more than 60 years. With more than 500 attorneys, we have become one of America's fastest-growing law firms by adding leading talent and new practice areas to handle critical matters on behalf of clients.
Sometimes the best solution to a complex legal or regulatory situation is to cut the Gordian knot by working to change a law or regulation. Blank Rome Government Relations LLC is our affiliate that does this for our clients. The first step in any successful government relations strategy is to understand our clients' business, market position, and legislative objectives. We partner with our clients. We assume their goals, objectives, and challenges as our own. We serve as communicators, issue managers, and advocates. We do more than open doors. We solve problems.
Blank Rome Government Relations LLC is a government affairs firm comprised of a team of top lobbying and strategic-communication professionals with first-hand knowledge of the legislative and administrative process in Washington, DC. Today's businesses face complex issues that cut across all branches of federal, state, and local governments. We develop focused, successful strategies to navigate these complexities.
We advance provisions at each phase of the legislative process, including hearings, subcommittee and full committee mark-ups, floor amendments, conferences, and—in the critical, private informal negotiations that take place at each stage—providing complete legislative and advocacy support.
We understand government at all levels, and we have detailed knowledge of the policies and politics that impact your business on the local, state, and federal levels.
Together, Blank Rome LLP, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, Blank Rome Solicitors, and Interel serve as counsel, communicators, business strategists, issue managers, persuaders, and advocates for businesses and organizations.