Global Counsel opens office in Washington DC
Global Counsel announced today that it is expanding into America with the opening of an office in Washington DC. Global Counsel has hired a new senior executive to lead the business.
Global Counsel’s US team will be led by Erin Caddell. Erin will be building a team to expand Global Counsel’s political due diligence offer to existing and new clients. He will focus on firms and investors with exposure to US public policy who are seeking to understand how regulatory, legislative or political trends at the federal or state level will impact asset-level transactions or their portfolios as a whole. These efforts build on a strong track record that Global Counsel has developed in serving investors in Europe and Asia, having secured mandates to work on over 45 different transactions or portfolio reviews in 2019. Global Counsel will also leverage this experience in supporting US-based clients to secure a deeper understanding of wider policy and regulatory issues outside of the US.
Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, Managing Director, Global Counsel said:
“Against a backdrop of profound political and regulatory disruption in the EU, the UK and Asia, GC has developed a strong offer and track record advising both investors and corporates of portfolio impacts and operational risk for supply chains and non-US operations. Our new base will allow us to serve clients even more directly than we do today to navigate the policy volatility that marks the US. As we enter our tenth year, now is the right time to establish a stronger foothold in the US.”
“Erin joins us from a DC-based policy analysis and due diligence firm where he built a standalone research team over the past eight years to support clients in the US and across the globe. This experience will be invaluable to Global Counsel as we seek to enhance our existing offer.”
Erin Caddell, President, Global Counsel US, said:
“I am excited to launch a US office for Global Counsel as part of the firm’s growing international consultancy offer. For better or worse, we expect the high degree of policy volatility we have seen in recent years in the US and around the world to continue. Global Counsel US will help companies and investors prepare for the risks and exploit the opportunities driven by US government action at the federal and state levels. I also look forward to bringing the insights and expertise of Global Counsel’s analysts around the world to US-based clients.”